Melbourne's Living Museum of the West

Australia's first ecomuseum, set in a park and historic industrial site on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. The Living Museum is a community-oriented regional museum, focusing on the unique heritage, culture and environment of Melbourne's Western Region. Activities include talks, tours, changing exhibitions, publications, audio-visuals and Aboriginal cultural programs.


500 artefacts, 5000 archived items, 10,000 negative frames. Our Collection is predominantly oral history, documents and photographic archives. It focuses on the themes of migration, work, environment, culture, heritage, industry, women in the community and the everyday stories of the people of Melbourne's West