Museums Victoria is Australia's largest public museum organisation.

It is responsible for the care of Victoria's state collections (approximately 17 million items).

Museums Victoria operates

  • Three public museums -the Melbourne Museum including the IMAX Theatre; Scienceworks featuring modern interactive exhibition galleries, the Melbourne Planetarium and the Lightning Room; and the Immigration Museum;
  • A collection storage facility - Moreland Annexe.

Museums Victoria is also a custodian for the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Key Facts 2015-16

  • Total income - $85.4 million
  • Value of assets (land, buildings and equipment) - $484.8 million
  • Value of collection - $699million
  • Creative Victoria's annual operating appropriation - $42.1 million (including additional project operating funding)
  • Creative Victoria's annual capital appropriation - $14.4 million 
  • Number of attendances - 1.9 million
  • Number of website visits - 5.9 million
  • Number of participants in youth education programs - 287,460
  • Number of employees - 507 full-time equivalent
  • Number of members / friends - 16,001
  • Number of volunteer hours - 37,685 hours (equivalent to 4,959 full-time days)