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Green-lit hall with musicians and a large audience 

What's on

The Museum hosts a range of on-site events and programs to engage and entertain adults, including lectures and performances, film screenings and festivals. See the calendar for what's on next. Below, we introduce our recurring and ongoing programs.

Major programs

The Museum at night, from across the lake

Night at the Museum – exhibits, music, games and fun! – on a different theme each time

Two women at a table demonstrating conservation techniques to a studio audience

Door to Store – onsite and online lecture and Q&A on how to conserve various kinds of objects

Close-up of a woman holding a rollerskate close to camera

Object Stories – What's your story? See ours and others', make your own


We love our Friends! Join our membership program and be first to hear about special events, and for discounted services, including at the café and in the shop. Find out more about Museum Friends.

Online resources

If you're interested in our ideas and experiences of working on school programs, public programs and online resources, the Engage and Learn blog may be of interest.

Or if your passion is the Australian environment – climate change, cycling, dogs, food, gardening or horses, for example – see the People & Environment blog.

We're regularly adding videos to our YouTube channel and our audio-on-demand site.