Told through the voices of Victoria’s first peoples, and utilising immersive multimedia, Aboriginal language, artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people, and tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.
Visit the exhibition to be transported to the time of Creation through the story of Bunjil (the wedge-tailed eagle), Creator for many Victorian Aboriginal clans, inside the Creation Cinema.
Hear from Victorian Aboriginal people aged from eight to 72, speaking about their identity, community and culture in the Deep Listening Space.
Uncover stories and objects telling how the first peoples lived before European settlement, highlighting Aboriginal Australia’s complex web of social, cultural and economic ties.
Marvel at more than 600 historic and contemporary artefacts from across Victoria and Australia, from one of the world’s premier collections of Australian Aboriginal cultural material.
First Peoples is a permanent exhibition on display at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
First Peoples is co-curated by Yulendj (knowledge) Group of Elders and community representatives from across Victoria with Museum Victoria staff – contributing stories, objects and deep cultural and historical knowledge to this exhibition.
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
13 11 02
Dates and times
20/11/2015 to 20/11/2019
Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Adult $15, children and concessions free.
Entry to Melbourne Museum includes entry to Bunjilaka.
Payment method accepted
All major cards
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria