Mini Mega Model Museum at Melbourne Museum

Sat 7th December, 2019 – Fri 21st August, 2020
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Price: Included with museum admission
A large-scale investigation of the small-scale universe.

A new interactive exhibition at Melbourne Museum grapples with the size of scale.

Dubbed the Mini Mega Model Museum, this exhibition is a shape-shifting assortment of rooms, models, miniatures and more that zoom in, out and around to explore life – and our attempts to capture it from all sides and in all sizes.

The Mini Mega Model Museum showcases a huge array of objects, both ancient and modern, from the museum’s collection. These include fanciful items such as a giant mosquito; a Colosseum made out of cork; a cafeteria with fake food and drink; a “Zoomalogical” laboratory where researchers carry out studies on bugs; a miniature diorama of life on the Australian goldfields; and Pendle Hall – a 21-room, four-storey doll’s house built in Melbourne over a 40-year period.

With more than 300 items on display, the Mini Mega Model Museum is a rare chance to delve deep inside the museum’s collection of models – and the minds of the people who created them – to help us better understand the world around us.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Museums Victoria.