The changing face of Victoria

Visit a remarkable free exhibition that tells the stories of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria.

01 January 201831 December 2018
Bookings not required. Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.
LocationDome Galleries, Level 5
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. See Ned Kelly's armour; encounter explorers and early settlers; gain insights into life on the goldfields; and explore aspects of daily life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Exhibit highlights

In our last exhibition refresh, more than 60 new items from across our collections were placed on display in the Changing face of Victoria exhibition. Highlights include:

  • photographic stills from the making of Ned Kelly the film, starring Mick Jagger
  • trophies, scrapbooks and a bicycle that tell the story of the Australian cycling craze of the 1930s
  • 19th-century maps, pamphlets and photographs of Melbourne’s early water supply, Yan Yean Reservoir
  • and images by celebrated photographer Maggie Diaz that illustrate the printing and binding technologies of the mid-1960s.

Opening hours

This free exhibition is open 10am–6pm daily except Thursdays, when it is open until 9pm.