The miniature doors of Mini Mega Model Museum have opened at Melbourne Museum just in time for the school holidays, where curious kids of all ages are invited to enter the world of the weird, sometimes wacky and always wonderful world of models and miniatures. 

Strikingly colourful and quirky, Mini Mega Model Museum is a playful exploration where imaginations can escape and run free. Showcasing an array of models and miniatures that have been part of the museum’s collection since its founding in 1854, Mini Mega Model Museum invites visitors to slow down, zoom in and take a closer look at the world around them. 

With more than 300 objects on display, visitors will encounter models of life-sized objects, small things made big, big things made small and everything in between across three galleries. There are model specimens in the Zoomological Laboratory to investigate, famous landmarks made of everyday items and the marvellous rooms of Pendle Hall – a fully furnished mini-mansion so intricate it took over 40 years to make!

Families seeking fun ways to keep busy and spark big imaginations this summer holidays have a wide range of activities to choose from at Melbourne Museum. Kids can get crafty learning the art of model making in the Mini Mega Makers Workshop where they will sketch, paint and create their own models to add to the mini mega showcase.

Mini Mega Model Museum is now open with the Mini Mega Makers Workshop beginning 27 December at Melbourne Museum.

Summer just got bigger!

Mini Mega Model Museum
Opening Saturday 7 December
Melbourne Story Gallery
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton 
10.00am – 5.00pm daily
Tickets: Included with museum entry $0 – $15

Mini Mega Makers Workshop
Friday 27 December – Monday 27 January

A two-hour model-making workshop for children aged 6-12 years old with each session including a tour of Mini Mega Model Museum.
Morning session: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Afternoon session: 1.30pm -4.00pm
Tickets: Member Child $20, non-member child $25