Melbourne Museum First Peoples Tour

Includes full-day skip-the-line admission

Expert indigenous guide

Storytelling brings art to life

Led by an expert Aboriginal guide, learn about the diverse and vibrant indigenous cultures of Australia, discover their rich traditions of performance and storytelling, and see artwork set against a powerful history of survival.

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Tour Information

Price:

AUD $60 per person*
*Entrance to the museum is included in the price of this tour, so you may spend all day in the museum, even before the tour begins.


Meeting point:

Museums Victoria 11 Nicholson Street Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Start time:

2:00 p.m.


Availability:

Monday through Friday


Duration:

1.5 hours


Included:

Skip-the-line entrance ticket, English-speaking guide, same-day admission to museum


Group sizes:

Maximum 20 | Minimum 5


Good to know:

This tour can be booked privately, and can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of any group. Contact us to enquire about private tour.

Go Beyond the Walls of the Museum


Uncover the hidden histories of Australia’s First Peoples at the largest exhibition to ever focus on the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the Creation to today. Exhibited at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, housed in the Melbourne Museum, on this tour you’ll discover one of the most significant Aboriginal collections in the world. You’ll learn not only about the diverse Aboriginal cultures from someone with firsthand knowledge, but will also discover the tangled history of some museum artefacts themselves, many of which have been repatriated.

Bunjilaka features a variety of exhibitions covering a celebration of a culture deeply entwined with the land, the impact of British colonisation, and how Aboriginal people have strived to maintain their culture. It also explores the ongoing debate about Aboriginal knowledge, law, and property in Australia. First Peoples, the award-winning permanent exhibition, celebrates the diversity, continuity, strength, and vitality of the Koorie people, and presents a new and truly shared approach to the telling of history. The exhibition focuses on Victoria’s more than 40 Aboriginal language groups – uncovering hidden histories, challenging preconceptions, and inviting visitors to connect through people, place, and story.

This tour goes far beyond what you’d discover by just reading the informational blurbs next to the art; the stories and tradition will be brought to life. Included on this tour is the award-winning First Peoples exhibition as well as explanations and handling of ancient tools and artefacts.