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The Melbourne Museum – Virtual Tour

The Melbourne Museum - Virtual Tour

The Melbourne Museum – Virtual Tour

The Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum that opened in 2000 to provide a facility for education, history, and culture in a contemporary setting.

It is one of the largest museums in Australia and is managed by Museums Victoria. The facility is home to some of Museums Victoria’s State Collections, which holds over 17 million items.

The collection includes objects relating to:

  • Indigenous Australian cultures
  • Pacific Islander cultures
  • Geology
  • Historical studies
  • Paleontology
  • Technology and Society
  • Zoology

The library collection holds some of Australia’s rarest examples of 18th and 19th-century scientific monographs and serials.

The museum had its earliest beginnings in the Government Assay Office, which opened in 1854. The new Melbourne Museum is inclusive of living organisms within the galleries.

The centerpiece of the new building houses the Forest Gallery, a massive living exhibition offering a window into the tall forests of eastern Victoria.

It includes hundreds of living plants and live animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. 

The Melbourne Museum - Virtual Tour

Sam the Koala – during the 2020 Bushfires, she was filmed drinking from a water bottle. Sam’s image became headline news around the world.
She became a symbol of hope and resilience during the loss and trauma of the bushfires.
Sam recovered from her burns but was later euthanized due to chlamydiosis which is widespread in koalas and is exacerbated by the loss of habitat.
After Sam’s death, she was prepared for display in a manner that depicted her recovering from her fire injuries showing her foot bandages.

Woman saves scorched koala from Australian bushfire

Highlights of the Melbourne Museum

  • Science and Life Gallery – including skeletons of dinosaurs
  • Melbourne Gallery – which includes Phar Lap
  • Mind and Body Gallery – which explores the human body
  • Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre – explores the history of the Aboriginal peoples of Victoria
  • Forest Gallery – a living, temperate Victorian forest environment with live birds, reptiles, and other fauna

The Melbourne Museum

  • Museum:        Melbourne Museum
  • City:                Melbourne
  • Country:         Australia
  • Established:    1854
  • Type:               Natural and Cultural History
  • Location:         11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne Museum – Map

The Melbourne Museum – 360 Virtual Views

The Melbourne Museum – 360 Virtual Views

The Melbourne Museum – 360 Virtual Views

A Virtual Tour of Indigenous Aboriginal Art And Artifacts

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum

Australian Proverbs and Quotes

The Melbourne Museum

A Tour of Museums  in Australia

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“A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.”
– Anon

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Photo Credit: By No machine-readable author provided. Donaldytong assumed (based on copyright claims). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; Benjamin Healley, Museums Victoria / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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