Museums Victoria to reopen venues from Saturday 30 October

Melbourne Museum Wominjeka Entrance by Tati Tati artist Brendan Kennedy - photo by Rodney StartFollowing the Victorian Government’s latest easing of restrictions, Museums Victoria has announced that Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, IMAX Melbourne, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks will reopen from Saturday 30 October 2021.

Museums Victoria CEO and Director Lynley Crosswell is thrilled to welcome visitors back. “We are incredibly excited to be opening the doors to our museums and sharing in the joy that Victorians are experiencing right now,” she said.

“Museums Victoria is proud to be a part of our state’s thriving cultural scene, and we are delighted to be once again welcoming visitors back to our wonderful museums to immerse themselves in our exhibitions and collections,” said Ms Crosswell.

Visitors to Melbourne Museum can experience Treasures of the Natural World – an exhibition featuring over 200 of the biggest, rarest and most fascinating objects from London’s world-famous Natural History Museum collections and hear the stories behind some of history’s greatest scientific discoveries.

At Scienceworks, explore what our future will look like as the line between humans and technology is blurring in Born or Built? Our Robotic Future and see Tycho’s next big adventure to the red planet, Mars at the Melbourne Planetarium.

Explores the histories, stories and contemporary issues of Victoria’s diverse communities, and what connects us all as humans at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum.

Feature exhibitions include Becoming You: An incomplete guide presenting Australian coming of age stories, Atong Atem: To Be Real and Being Mirkawhich explores the many wonderful facets of Melbourne’s cultural icon Mirka Mora.

A wide range of health and safety measures will be in place to help protect the safety of staff and visitors. All visitors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated, or have a medical exemption, and will be required to show their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption as a condition of entry.

Visitors can show their vaccination status with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet. They can also present a printed version of their certificate or immunisation history statement, or provide evidence of a medical exemption.

For those who are unable to visit just yet, Museum at Home continues to share the wonder and inspiration of our museums and collections far beyond our walls with virtual experiences.

With restricted visitor numbers in place, bookings are essential. IMAX Melbourne tickets and session times are available via Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum tickets available from

Image: Melbourne Museum Wominjeka Entrance by Tati Tati artist Brendan Kennedy – photo by Rodney Start | Source: Museums Victoria