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Artefacts: A Virtual Reality Experience

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23 May 2024, 11:00am28 May 2024, 5:30pm
Bookings Bookings required
Location Create Quarter
The Quad

Explore 180-year-old artefacts found in the Metro Tunnel Project archaeological digs.

In the lead up to the opening of the new State Library Station, State Library Victoria is pleased to partner with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program to present this unique VR experience from Michael Beets.

Visit 19th-Century Melbourne and explore the artefacts uncovered during the tunnel’s archaeological digs – one of the largest archaeological digs in Victorian history.

More than a million items were found in the excavation works for the Metro Tunnel Project including teeth, coffee beans, chalk boards and more. Artefacts breathes new life into these century-old items, fleshing out vivid stories about their environmental, ecological, and social context. Using an Oculus headset, be transported to pre-colonial woodlands and the various time periods each artefact originates from.

Book your spot now.

Please note: this is a 15-minute VR experience. Booking slots are 30 minutes long to allow time for registration and set up.  


Artefacts is proudly presented by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, in partnership with State Library Victoria and Melbourne Design Week.

Melbourne Design Week and the Victoria Design Program are initiatives of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


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