White Glove Tour - Hidden Gems and Ancient Artefacts

Your exclusive access to the museum’s collection

Explore some of the museum’s 140,000 collection items in this private behind-the-scenes VIP tour.

You will be given exclusive access to the museum’s collection stores and conservation labs to discover hidden gems not on display to the public.

Just some of the items you’ll experience include: the 1602 Blaeu celestial globe, Indigenous bark paintings and shell works, items from the legendary Batavia shipwreck, Shackleton-related polar exploration artefacts, delicate works of embroidery, books and journals, vintage swimwear, boats, ships and so much more. 

You’ll see up-close the fascinating conservation and restoration work that goes into preparing items for exhibitions, the intricate work involved in caring for our collections and peek into the hidden world of a museum conservation lab.

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