Melbourne Museums

Melbourne Museums

Explore the rich history of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia by visiting one of the quality local museums in the city. The city area offers a varied choice of historic, science and sports museums, with some of top museums including the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and many more.

The Old Treasury Building is one of the finest museums in Melbourne, built back in 1862. This museum has a social history section and vast collections of items and artifacts. In addition, the museum also boasts special exhibits for Indigenous culture and society.

Melbourne Science & Sports Museums and Art Exhibitions

Located near the Old Treasury Building, you’ll find the famous Royal Botanical Gardens, old Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum.

The Melbourne Museum is another popular attraction just outside the city, with permanent exhibitions on Aboriginal culture – predominantly focused on local the Koorie culture in Bunjilaka. Visit the onsite Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn more – with some artifacts dating back to the 1800s.

If you’re interested in learning more about Chinese history and heritage, then visit the historic Chinese Museum in the city. This museum offers some excellent stories and relics about the Chinese culture, history and heritage in Australia. There is even a special exhibition that explains more about the Chinese immigration to Australia.

The Islamic Museum of Australia is another popular museum in town, where guests can learn more about the rich Islamic artistic heritage and culture, and at the same time explore the works of several top Islamic artists.

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Melbourne Museum

At the Melbourne Museum, you’ll get an opportunity to explore the real history of Victoria. The museum showcases everything about the state; including its natural environment...

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

At the Old Melbourne Gaol, you’ll get an opportunity to explore a real 19th century prison – the oldest prison of the city. This historic site was once a part of Melbourne’s...

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Melbourne’s list of attractions offers many options for youngsters; choices ranging from family-friendly fun parks to educational attractions like Scienceworks. This science museum and...

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is one of Melbourne’s most renowned and one-of-a-kind landmarks. This historic site was built to honour those who have served in the World Wars during the...

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Immigration Museum

Victoria’s rich culture and heritage is comprised of a diverse mix of native and modern ethnicities – with Victoria culture home to plenty of modern immigrated communities. The...

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Werribee Park Mansion

The Werribee Park Mansion is set within the famous sculpture park in Werribee. This beautiful mansion also overlooks the renowned Victoria Rose Garden. Whether or not you love history...

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Victoria Police Museum

Victoria Police Museum is another popular museum in Melbourne that boasts some of the largest collections of Australia’s Kelly Gang armor, along with excellent modern exhibits that...

RAAF Museum

RAAF Museum

The RAAF Museum (or the Royal Australian Air Force Museum) is one of the most renowned air force museums in the world; located on the site of RAAF Williams Point Cook Base in Victoria. The...

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Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside is a preserved iron-hulled sailing vessel; originally built in Belfast and launched in 1885. The presence of Polly Woodside is a central feature of the South Wharf...

National Sports Museum

National Sports Museum

All sports fans are welcome to explore the National Sports Museum in Melbourne for a once-in-a-lifetime tour. This famous museum is located beside the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

Jewish Museum of Australia

Jewish Museum of Australia

Melbourne’s collection of museums also includes the Jewish Museum of Australia. This renowned and award-winning museum represents the immigration, rich history and diverse culture of...

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Chinese Museum

Melbourne has been a major destination for Chinese people since the times of the gold rush. So the city offers a vast history of Chinese culture – in addition to many other...

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Hellenic Museum

The Hellenic Museum is located in one of Australia’s most prominent buildings, the Former Royal Mint, and is home to numerous exhibitions and programs. The museum is known for its...

Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building

Even though there are no shortage of historic buildings in Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building is truly a masterpiece. In fact, many Melbournians often regard it as one of the finest...

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Koorie Heritage Trust

Visitors in Melbourne shouldn’t miss a chance to visit to the cultural icon of Koorie Heritage Trust. The venue is home to a huge array of artifacts, memorabilia, artworks and...