Ancient artifacts and dining at an iconic spot. In partnership with Museums Victoria, we’ve curated a day to indulge in the treasures of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Museum’s new Treasures of the Natural World exhibition is giving Melburnians an opportunity to see a selection of pieces shipped from London’s Natural History Museum.

To celebrate, Broadsheet has teamed up with Museums Victoria to give you and a friend the chance to win a classic and very classy day out on us.

First, an exhibition curator will treat you to a guided tour of the museum, where you’ll be able to examine items ranging from a 200 million-year-old ichthyosaurus fossil and the biggest butterfly in the world, to a 400,000-year-old hand axe found alongside the bones of a woolly mammoth and the bird collection that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Produced by the Natural History Museum, London, and enriched by the addition of First Peoples’ narratives in Melbourne, this collection of some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures provides a spectacular insight into both the natural world and the people who’ve shaped our views of it.

Your visit to the museum includes two tickets to Fieldwork Treasure on Saturday 21st of August, an afternoon lecture in which a curators from both National History Museum and Museums Victoria will share their work in the field, helping visitors further understand the extraordinary value of the museums’ research and collections.

After that you’ll enjoy dinner at one of Melbourne’s most treasured restaurants, Florentino. Located at the top end of Bourke Street, this classic Italian dining institution has a 90-year history of serving traditionally decadent meals in its stunning upstairs grand dining room. It’s the perfect place to linger over a meal and reflect on the sights you’ve seen.

Finish with drinks on us at Bar Margaux. Hidden in a basement on Londsale Street, this New York-inspired French bar and bistro boasts a brilliant classic-leaning cocktail list. Enjoy a tipple before heading home, or kicking on into the rest of your weekend.

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