Housed in a modern building in the
Carlton Gardens and
at the rear of the
Exhibition Building, this is Melbourne's major museum.
For many years its star attraction has been the stuffed racehorse,
Children's Activities at Melbourne Museum
Take part in a selection of regular activities @ Melbourne Museum
- Make 'n' Take, creative art & crafts activities for children
aged 6 & over (Sat & Sun 1-4pm)
- Discovery Tables, visit the discovery tables in the
Children's Museum to explore the museum's collection (daily)
- Keeper Talks, meet the members of the Live Exhibits team &
learn about the challenges of keeping the live displays at the museum
- Sunday Science, hands-on activities introducing children aged
8 & over to science & technology (Sun 11am)
The Children's Gallery will surprise, delight & intrigue children & their
families. A world created especially for 3-8 year olds; the fascinating
story of growth unfolds. Discover how plants, animals & humans change as
they grow at the Big Box.
Melbourne Museum - Free monthly talk - Curatorial Conversations: Behind the Scenes Stories on Acquiring Artefacts
In this presentation Humanities curators will discuss how material comes
to their attention and how it becomes part of the museum’s collections. They
reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.
Telephone conversations out of left field, calls to action via social
media, carefully nurtured community relationships and auction anxiety.
Whether we’re collecting objects and stories that record Indigenous
cultures, artefacts that document the historical experience of war,
Invisible Farmer oral histories that re-write Australian farming history, or
any other material relating to our wide-ranging collections, Museums
Victoria’s Humanities curators work in diverse ways to acquire and preserve
material for future generations.