Facilities & Resources

Explore the facilities and resources that make discovery and impact possible.

Supporting research and knowledge

Whether you’re a University researcher or one of our many collaborators and partners, we have the facilities and resources you need to accelerate your research. This includes everything from libraries, rare collections and contemporary galleries, through to digital expertise, technology platforms and infrastructure.

Research and industry precincts also help to enhance your research. These precincts facilitate innovation by bringing together researchers, industry partners and entrepreneurs in the one location. Experts from different institutions, organisations and disciplines can collaborate to create new knowledge or to solve challenges.

Find out how the University’s facilities and resources can support your research and make discovery possible.

Museums and collections

Step into a world of rare books, old photos and historical maps. Discover Indigenous artefacts, antique scientific instruments and rare plant specimens. Or immerse yourself in film and television archives, costumes and music scores.

Use these resources to support your research, learning and teaching goals. Or, you may want to satisfy your curiosity about a personal interest or passion. Whatever your mission, you’ll find a museum or collection that suits.

Discover our museums and collections

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Museums Overview

Learn more about the University’s diverse museums and galleries. Discover ancient Greek vases, contemporary Australian art, medical history, zoological specimens and more. Visit the individual websites for current exhibits and opening hours.

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Collections Overview

Discover the University’s cultural collections. The valuable collections include rare books, artefacts, maps, musical instruments and biological specimens. Regular new acquisitions keep the collections dynamic and relevant for today’s society.

Research support

The University's Research Gateway is available to all academic and honorary staff, graduate researchers and professional staff.

Use the Research Gateway to find information on commercialising your research, ethics and integrity, funding, research contracts and more.

You can also contact the research helpline. We're to help answer your queries Monday to Friday.

Explore research support

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The library is your partner in knowledge. We offer advice, resources and services, in person and online, to support researchers and knowledge seekers.

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One of Australia's largest research archives, our unique, tangible and digital collections are accessible to all.

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Research infrastructure

Offering a diverse range of technologies and expertise, our network of platforms helps academic and industry researchers obtain trusted results

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Industry & Research precincts

Learn about industry precincts at the University of Melbourne. We have custom-built precincts for biomedicine, the arts, engineering and design.