Carlton Gardens, 11 Nicholson Street, CARLTON
Phone: 131 102
Museum Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation, is responsible for the care of the State's collections. It operates three of the State of Victoria's major museums.
Melbourne Museum uses the latest technology and innovative interpretation methods in its displays, which include a living Forest Gallery of over 8000 plants, a Children's Museum, an IMAX theatre and Bunjilaka - the Aboriginal Centre and a touring exhibition hall and the Royal Exhibition Building.
Scienceworks is a dynamic interactive science and technology museum combining the Melbourne Planetarium.
Melbourne's Immigration Museum brings to life the stories of people who have journeyed from all over the world to resettle in Australia.
Museum Victoria cares for the State's scientific and heritage collections. The size of these collections is estimated at around 16 million items.
The development of the Technology collections commenced in the 1850s, with the purchase of a substantial number of mining and machinery models. The History collection formally commenced in 1986, focusing on the social history of Victoria and Australia. In 2001 the History and Technology collections were combined, and together extensively cover Victoria’s social and technological history.
The Indigenous Cultures collections comprise internationally significant Indigenous art, artefacts, photographs, archives, and film and sound recordings. It is one of the most significant international collections of material relating to Australian and Pacific Indigenous populations.
The Science collections date back to the first years of the National Museum of Victoria. Field-collecting programs, donations, purchases, and exchanges with other museums and private collectors have since contributed to the growth of these collections, which strongly represent south-eastern Australia and surrounding waters.