Museum Victoria is Victoria’s largest public museum organization, with over 17 million objects in their collection.
Museum Victoria is actually a collection of four museums in the city of Melbourne: the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and Scienceworks. Each center hosts temporary exhibitions as well as exhibiting permanent collections.
The Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria. Permanent exhibitions include the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Center, the body of Phar Lap, a complete blue whale skeleton and a living rainforest. The Immigration Museum showcases the stories of the people who have immigrated to Victoria. The Royal Exhibition Building was the first building in Australia to be listed on the World Heritage register, making the building itself a landmark. It’s typically used for festivals, trade shows and community events. Scienceworks celebrates science and technology with hands-on exhibitions, shows, demonstrations and more.
Spread over different buildings, navigating Museum Victoria can be a little tricky. The Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building are located on Carlton Gardens in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from tram, bus and rail stations. The Immigration Museum is also located within the city and a few minutes’ walk from the Flinders & Market Street tram stop. Scienceworks is a five-ten minute drive outside the CBD. Entry to the museums runs from $10 for adults, and whilst opening times vary a little between each building they all open at 10am.