Museums Victoria cares for the state's scientific and cultural collections:
- Melbourne Museumhttps://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/
A visit to Melbourne Museum is a rich, surprising insight into life in Victoria. We show you Victoria's intriguing permanent collections and bring you brilliant temporary exhibitions from near and far. You'll see our natural environment, our cultures and our history through different perspectives.
We left our old home in the State Library Building in 1997, and into a building located in Carlton Gardens that was designed by Denton Corker Marshall. The new Melbourne Museum reopened on 21 October 2000.
- Immigration Museumhttps://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/
Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths.
Why do people leave their countries of birth to live here? What is their experience in their new country? How do communities adapt to new arrivals?
These are the questions that the Immigration Museum poses. Expect a thought-provoking experience filled with stories that are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always compelling. And somewhere within, you'll find your own story.
- Scienceworks https://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/
When we opened Scienceworks in 1992, our vision was a place for young people to play with science. We linked Melbourne's industry, heritage and applied technology in one place: a new building looking across the arena to the century-old Pumping Station, all under the grand arc of the West Gate Bridge.
Today, Scienceworks is bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. In just one visit, you can stroll among the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, let your little ones roam safely in enclosed spaces, wander through our immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium.