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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 8341 7777
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As featured in Melbourne for young kids
Ranked #16 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Aboriginal... more » Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Aboriginal cultures, science and the environment. Inside: Experience Victorian and Australian Aboriginal culture - from the time of Creation through to today; Marvel at the history and development of Melbourne; Walk through a living forest; Surround yourself with life-size dinosaurs and animals from around the world; - Enter a world of dreams, emotions, thoughts and memories in the Mind and Body Gallery; Visit the Children's Gallery for a world designed especially for childrend aged 3 0 8 years old; Be immersed in the latest IMAX films;- Discover the rich history of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, and that's just the start! Melbourne Museum is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and is home to IMAX Melbourne and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Although not very big, but this museum has diverse collection, from nature, science to Melbourne history. I especially like the Melbourne gallery where we can learn about Melbourne in the past

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The museum is fantastically diverse and incredibly informative. There is, quite literally, something for everyone. I could have spent hours exploring the exhibits, which range from natural history to geology to neurology to anatomy to history to biology...on and on!

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australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Melbourne Museum is a great way to be entertained and understand a lot of our history.q the rooms are large, very rarely felt crowded and the exhibits were extremely informative. We could have spent a lot longer than 4 hours here, so next time we will go to other areas that we had to miss. Highly recommended and lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I've been here a couple times now, and both times i've spent hours here. Am incredible look at Melbournes history, with smatterings of Australias history included.Highly recommend.Fantastic place to bring the kids. Very big an open. Rarely feels crowded. Dino's, bugs, volcanoes, rocks, ocean creatures and more. Well worth a family outing. Also has various travelling exhibits attached for extra... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

My children and I visited the museum yesterday. They (11 and nine years old) were not too keen to make the visit but as I couldn't even get them past the first exhibit next to the ticket desk, I knew it was a success. The displays are fantastic, easy to read and grab your attention. The children loved everything, including... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a voluntary guide take us on a tour for one and a half hours. Recommended if you only have limited time to spend there. Displays are very informative and would take many hours to get around if you stopped and looked at everything.

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Balnarring, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Plenty to see, interactive and spacious with lots of natural light. It can be enjoyed by all ages. Very reasonably priced with free tours throughout the day. A wonderful hands on experience especially for the children.

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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a fantastic place to visit, the history in itself. So many different things to see throughout the year, and all fantastic history. Great surrounds, and lovely and clean.

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Eltham, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Well located on edge of Melbourne CBD, with large underground car-park. Large modern building provides excellent facilities for a wide range of both permanent and visiting collections.

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I spent an hour and a half here (before it closed) and only managed to get around the aborigine section. While I can't comment on the rest of the museum, the aborigine section was fantastic and fascinating. It has a wide range of artefacts and exhibits that span from ancient aboriginal customs to how descendants of aborigine tribes are still... More

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