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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Exhibition now showing

4 April to 12 May 2019, free, daily except when workshops in progress

Take a closer look at eight of the Museum’s most interesting and significant objects.  See the metallic thread running through a war bride’s dress, the Arabic script for ‘oil’ on a legendary car, the nail in the paw of the long-gone thylacine. These small details have big stories.

Want to know more? Then join our workshop series! See details below.

Explore. Engage. Be inspired.

Studio pop up talks

Monday to Friday, 10am and 2pm
Note: excludes Friday 19, Monday 22 and Thursday 25 April due to public holidays

The Museum has partnered with a range of artists and arts organisations as well as our curatorial team to bring the stories of these objects to life through talks, poetry and music.

Will today’s pop-up be a curatorial talk? A poem inspired by the collection or a musical interlude?

Studio Gallery

Workshop series

Fees apply for workshops, bookings essential

Book a workshop

Poetry workshops

Be inspired by one or all of our poets as they explore objects and the use and abuse of multiple poetic forms.

Printmaking workshops

Conceive and create prints with artists and facilitators from Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.

Creative writing workshops

Unlock your creativity and write for different audiences with authors Jack Heath and Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern.

Visual arts workshops

Try drawing and painting techniques to respond to objects on display with artist Naomi Zouwer.


Banner and slideshow image: The thylacine pelt was purchased with the support of the Australian Government through the National Cultural Heritage Account.

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