The changing face of Victoria

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

21 October 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
28 October 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
03 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
04 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
05 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
06 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
07 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
11 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
18 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
19 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
25 November 2018, 10:00am6:00pm
Bookings not required. Tel 03 8664 7099 for more information.
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Dome Galleries temporary closures

Due to elevated construction noise, from Wednesday 17 October until mid–December The changing face of Victoria exhibition will be closed every day except Sundays, public holidays and builders' rostered days off.

Please check the dates above to plan your visit to The changing face of Victoria in October and November 2018.

About the exhibition

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.

More than 160 new items from across our collections are now on display in our Changing face of Victoria exhibition.

Highlights include:

• photographs, drawings and testimonials of the Chinese miners of the gold rush

• playbills and images that tell the story of Cremorne’s Gardens, Victoria’s first amusement park

• the personal papers of Detective John Christie, detailing his crime-busting work in Melbourne between 1866 and 1910

• the sketches, photographs and written accounts of World War I nurse Jessie Traill

• a selection of photographic portraits by Ruth Maddison from her series Women over 60.