While we can’t travel overseas and explore museums and galleries ourselves, Melbourne are lucky enough to have one of the finest collections of natural treasures land right here at Melbourne Museum. Some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures are here for the new Treasures of the Natural World exhibition, all the way from London.

From the unique or extremely rare to the mysterious and astonishing, get up close and personal with over 200 artefacts whose colourful stories unlock the mysteries of life. With treasures such as Charles Darwin’s personal collection that inspired his theory of evolution, and a 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaurus fossil found by English fossil collector Mary Anning when she was just 11 years old, and the biggest butterfly in the world, you’ll be inspired to see the world—our biggest treasure—in a completely different light.

Whilst exploring the exhibit full of natural treasures, make sure you take in how the exhibition has been presented as well. Almost every surface of the exhibition has been formed using cardboard which will all be recycled once the show is over.

Both adults and kids will love the unique journey through the natural world and marvel at the objects that changed the course of scientific history.

Get your free ticket to Treasures!

Join or renew your membership by 31 August 2021.

Treasures of the Natural World is produced and curated by the Natural History Museum, London. Melbourne Museum’s interpretation of the exhibition will be enriched by the addition of First Peoples’ narratives, which represents an important step in acknowledging the complex history of some of these objects and respecting the deep relationship First Peoples have with the natural world.

Cardboard boxes form the structure for the exhibit, as well as the trees! These will be recycled once the exhibition ends.

About the Natural History Museum

London’s Natural History Museum is in the top 5 most visited museums globally. This grand monument of curiosity is celebrated as a centre of scientific excellence in taxonomy and biodiversity. The world-famous museum promotes the discovery, protection and preservation of the natural world.

Museum Alive 3D at IMAX

Complement your Treasures of the Natural World visit with a screening of Museum Alive 3D at IMAX. Be sure to select this optional extra when purchasing your Treasures ticket.

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