First Peoples Melbourne Museum

First Peoples – Melbourne Museum

First Peoples is an extensive exhibition which encompasses 2,000 years of Victoria’s history right up to today and beyond.  This is the first of its kind and the kind of exhibition which will need multiple visits to uncover all the layers of information presented.

When:  daily, 10am -5pm. First Peoples is a permanent exhibition

Where:  Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street CARLTON

Cost: Included as part of general entry to the Museum.  Adult $10, Child FREE


First Peoples is the newest edition to Melbourne Museum’s permanent exhibition spaces.  It is the story of Victoria’s indigenous people told through their voices utilising cutting edge technology.

Through the different media throughout the exhibition you can watch, touch, listen and experience the culture and history of our first people – while there might be a few cabinets of artefacts, you explore them by using an interactive tablet.  This exhibit/experience is filled with layers of information and presented in a way that all ages will be engaged.  Lots of stories.

Next time you’re visiting Melbourne Museum make sure you leave time to visit First Peoples, both you and the boorais (kids) are bound to learn something new about our state’s original inhabitants and traditional owners.

Outside is a small garden space (there is open water containing live eels, so parent supervision is required!) to run around.