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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 204 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went in to see the Aztec display which was extremely well presented. Enough information for the adults but also accessible for children. This took about 2 1/2 hours. We had limited time left and so decided to go to the natural history section where the dinosaurs were. This was very interesting. But next to this was the geology display.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

didn't expect that much from a museum. I was planning to spend 1-2 hours there and i ended up spending my whole afternoon there. Lol (but still there were lots of things i had missed) Great fun! My sister and I really enjoyed it! Don't miss it if you come to Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

An excellent exhibition on the Aztecs was on when we went, very well laid out explaining the history of the Aztecs, their social structure, their rituals, and their eventual downfall. The Aboriginal exhibition called Bunjilaka was brilliant, well worth taking the time to explore to understand the local indigenous society prior to colonisation / invasion, the effects of that, and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic wedding venue. The wedding area is viewed from a spiral staircase where the guests can get a bird's eye view. We then moved into the Dinosaur exhibit area for drinks and canapés and then this was followed by the wedding supper with all the pterodactyls. What a venue and the food and service were excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have to say our museum keeps outdoing itself with some brilliant exhibitions. From Pompeii, Titanic, Mesopotamia and The Aztecs. Absolutely brilliant artifacts. Then there is the general entrance, there is a good section of Melbourne's history as well as the famous Phar Lap, our beloved horse and a Cable Car. There is plenty to see and lots of information... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Love Melbourne Museum as there is something for everyone at every age. The animals area is so fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Melbourne museum is quite big and it the topic is about dinosaurs skeletons, fake and alive bugs, taxidermy stuff, anatomy too. You can discover animals, as plastic sculptures, that existed thousands of years ago and are gone today. Interesting for the children as much as for the adults actually ! Very good experience. It is a museum to share... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our girls enjoyed spending 3 or so hours exploring the Melbourne Museum, Phar lap was a hit. The museum is easy to access from city centre.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went here specifically to check out the Bug exhibit and we were not disappointed. This is a very professionally constructed exhibit and offers entertainment and education for all ages. The rest of the museum offers a selection of thought provoking and entertaining displays. Overall it is all well worth a visit.

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