Scienceworks Museum, Museum Victoria

Scienceworks Museum, Museum Victoria

Scienceworks is a dynamic interactive science and technology museum combining the newly built Melbourne Planetarium. Scienceworks encourages visitors to 'Get A Grasp of Science and Technology' by creating a range of interactive experiences that are enjoyable and educational through its range of high quality programs, services and facilities offered. This venue also features Melbourne's magnificent nineteenth century sewage pumping station.

Address: 
2 Booker Street, Spotswood, VIC
Tel: 
0393924800
Hours: 
10.00am - 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Admission: 
Scienceworks: Adult $6.00, Children & Concession Free. Planetarium: Adult $12.00, Children (3-15) $4.00, Concession $5.00, Super Pass (2 adults and 4 children) $28.00, Additional Children (max 4) $2.00
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets, car and bus parking on site, picnic and BBQ area, café, retail outlet, guided tours of the pumping station and collections store, information desk, conference room, functions, outdoor arena, amphitheatre, education, outreach, touring exhibitions, special membership.
Collection: 
50,000 objects plus 200,000 two-dimensional items
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Items

Mining model

Nordstrom Model of Clunes Mine

Creator:
C.E. Nordstrom
Description:
Model representing Clunes and Port Phillip quartz mine and goldworks.
Date:
1858
Item Id Number:
6754

Stripper harvester

Sunshine Stripper Harvester

Creator:
H.V. McKay Sunshine Harvester Works
Description:
Machine used for stripping, threshing, winnowing, screening and bagging wheat.
Date:
1906
Item Id Number:
26349

Telescope

Great Melbourne Telescope

Creator:
Thomas Grubb
Description:
48 inch reflector telescope, installed in Melbourne Observatory.
Date:
1868
Item Id Number:
38755

Coach

State Landau

Creator:
Hooper and Co.
Description:
Painted black with seal of Australia on each door.
Date:
pre 1901
Item Id Number:
33492