The Vikings have landed in melbourne
Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings this rich, often-misunderstood culture to life, debunking stereotypes and providing a fascinating insight into Viking domestic life, rituals and beliefs.
Over 450 artefacts come together to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Melbourne. Among the rare treasures on show are the astoundingly beautiful skeletal remains of a Viking longship, one of the finest Thor’s-hammer pendants ever found, and Viking swords dating from 700 AD to 1100 AD.
Explore thESE school holidays
How did the Vikings really live? What did they make, eat and trade? How did they fight and play? Why not come and be a Viking yourself.
Join Melbourne’s own recreation groups the New Varangian Guard, Joms Vikings and Wessex, who will be living at Melbourne Museum for the second week of the school holidays.
Explore the different styles of Viking art and make a piece of wearable art to show off at home or immerse yourself in Viking life at the Vikings encampment activity.
They’ll bring to life diverse aspects of the Vikings. You’ll see Vikings costumes, tents, furs, pottery, cooking, games, blacksmithing, textiles, spinning, knitting, weaving and much more.
Vikings: Beyond the Legend Exhibition
23 March - 26 August
Museum Member $13
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April 2018
10.00am – 4.30pm
Free with museum entry
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Touring Hall, Lower Ground Floor
INSIDE OUT EXHIBITION
On show for a limited time only, Inside Out is a rare and surprising museum experience. Let’s call it a love song to Museums Victoria’s mostly unseen collection of more than 17 million objects. It’s a diverse arrangement of our most beautiful, intriguing and downright bizarre collection items, dusted off and dressed for show.
A team of curators has lovingly selected 370 extraordinary items from our vast storerooms, many on public display for the first time. Each artefact has been reimagined with unique presentation and captivating storytelling.
Suitable for adults, families and the young-at-heart, there’s not one written label here. Instead, a playful audio host or, if you'd prefer it, an informative digital guidebook will lead you through artful and surreal scenes - a campsite bathed in the moonlight of 1874, the backstage dressing room of a boisterous drag show, a hip and sparkly sushi bar and a tree which stands the test of time.
Expect to see vintage motorcycles, precious gemstones, glamorous fashion, scientific specimens, historic cameras, plus some impressive and… well, rather unfortunate taxidermy, all sound-tracked to the disco stylings of Vachel Spirason and Matthew Hadley of Melbourne band, Total Giovanni.
Inside Out is not-to-be-missed its the only place to take a selfie with a polar bear and see the famous sad otter, After February 11, the items will return to the deep, dark depths of Museums Victoria’s mysterious store rooms.
You'll need your dancing shoes and a curious mind.
*Contains some adult themes.
Click here to Discover more about the extraordinary objects in Inside Out.
Until 11 February
Daily 10am - 5pm
Purchase tickets HERE
OPEN LATE THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
Melbourne's newest after-hours pop-up adults only dance party Nocturnal is an event series happening at the Melbourne Museum.
From the first Friday of each month will see the museum's exhibition spaces transformed into an after-dark playground, as Nocturnal swaps the school-uniformed tour groups for crowds of music-loving party goers.
Expect a space primed for Friday night revelry, complete with pop-up bars slinging cocktails, roving entertainers and spot talks from some of the museum's curators. Plus, there will be plenty of killer tunes, with a main stage set up in front of the Forest Gallery.
On Friday 5 Jan and 2 Feb, Nocturnal and Inside Out come together to provide you with the ultimate party. Tickets for these nights must be booked via the Nocturnal webpage.
There'll also be a range of pop-ups, from food and cocktail bars to a nail salon.
Talks and demonstrations include areas of palaeontology, humanities and vertebrates from museum professionals.
Tickets available online or on the door. 18+ event.
First Friday of the month
Friday, February 2, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
$25 - 35
Pre-book your tickets here and save $10
11 Nicholson St