Melbourne's history captured

Explore iconic sights and sounds of Melbourne captured on film and in song, dating from a look down Collins Street in the 1890s to the streets of Fitzroy in 2019.

Collection items will bring memories flooding back with films featuring the city's famous trams and city streets across the decades.

Lovely landmarks include St Kilda Esplanade, Luna Park, the Yarra River, the Valhalla Cinema, Barclay Theatre and the Royal Exhibition Building.

We've got sports covered too with cricket at the MCG, early AFL footage, the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and Melbourne Cup footage from 1896.

Enjoy this look at Melbourne across three centuries, and if you want more, you can find time capsules for every Australian capital city among our curated collections.

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.