Man using CSIR MK1 test equipment (CSIRAC) in Sydney.

Melbourne Museum is opening up next Thursday night for its popular adults-only Smartbar, with a theme for this event being Retro Futurism.

Along with the museum’s experts you can explore vintage machines, including CSIRAC  the only intact first-generation computer surviving in the world, retro technologies, the future of 3D printing technology and the origins of electronic music. Food and drink is available for purchase on the night, or walk to nearby Fitzroy and check out some great eateries.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 concession/MV members – buy tickets here or call 131102. Get in quick as previous events have sold out.

Giveaway! Thanks to Melbourne Museum I have 2 x double passes to give away to attend Smartbar on Thursday 2 May 6-9pm. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment and the two winners will be drawn randomly on Monday 29 May. Good luck!