Museums and Collections

At the heart of our community, culture brings us together.

The University of Melbourne is home to over 15 museums and galleries and over 30 individual collections, all of which play an intrinsic role in campus life, including teaching and learning, research, and student engagement. These cultural assets provide students, staff, and local and global communities the opportunity to gain knowledge, leading to an understanding of contemporary and traditional cultures, scientific discovery and creative practice.

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Cultural Venues

The University’s museums, galleries and venues showcase everything from Australian art and artists, historical collections, music, theatre and live performance to STEM and the creative industries. Find out more

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The University’s diverse cultural collections are unrivalled among Australian universities and span the entire breadth of fields from the visual arts to cartography, medicine, botany, archives and more including significant holdings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage collections. Explore the Collections

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The University of Melbourne’s art and cultural collections includes significant Indigenous Australian materials of art and culture. More than 90+ communities of origin are thought to be represented. Read more



Discover the incredible stories behind Museums & Collection including podcasts, videos, articles and more. Explore our stories

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The University’s significant cultural assets play an intrinsic role in teaching and learning, research and student engagement. Find out more

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What's On

Stay up to date with our program of exhibitions and events across the University’s galleries, museums and theatres. Explore What's On

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About Us

The University’s vision for its museums and collections is outlined in the Cultural Commons Strategy. Read more

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Contact Us

If you have a query about any of our collections, learning experiences, or programs of exhibitions and events? Get in touch with our staff