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Melbourne Museum

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Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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Description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole...
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.
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Melbourne museum is an outstanding facility.In addition to its regular static displays it features special displays. In this centenary of ANZAC, the current WW1 exhibition should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Melbourne museum is an outstanding facility.In addition to its regular static displays it features special displays. In this centenary of ANZAC, the current WW1 exhibition should not be missed. The curation is fantastic and tells the horror of the terrible first world war through the eyes of ordinary people and their lived experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always love coming here. The exhibits are engaging and hands on. I especially love the Mind exhibit. They have a lot of old medical equipment used in lunatic asylums and it's a great way to see how far treatment for mental health has come!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is well structured with several theme areas. The growing forest is a delight. The best part of all it is free to over 65s from all countries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took my 29 year old partner here as he loves dinosaurs. He was very impressed with the display. The museum is quite noisy as there was heaps of students there yelling but we found ways to avoid them. I highly recommend as it is a very good and modern museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We have a 2 1/2 year old, and he loved it (as did we). There was always something for him to interact with. The dinosaur exhibit was great as for the junior kids section. With great onsite parking, public transport to the door it just make the whole day easier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very very enjoyable and heaps of things to do i have 3 kids and they ablely love it it was awesome would visit it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is several years since we last visited Melbourne Museum and it is better than ever. The displays are easy to see, and interesting (no boring glass cabinets as found in other museums). The dinosaur skeletons are amazing. The animals from around the world is fantastic. And it is a wonderful place to take kids af all ages. (Being seniors,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A few hours is not enough for the museum, unless you stick to one or two exhibitions. I loved the dinosaur exhibit! So elaborate and diverse. The ww1 collection is very moving to me and because of the variety of items really hits home as to what people went through. Good to realise and remember. I think the museum does... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fantastic for the kids. They loved it. Plenty of interactive exhibits, plus the old favourites such as dinosaurs. Plan to spend the day here. Excellent car parking on site, but suggest arriving early on weekends. Easily one of the city's best attractions. Will be back for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Melbourne museum is definitely worth a visit. Easily accessible with tram. Exhibitions are breathtaking. My favourite is Phar Lap and the interactive information to hear the story about him. Many interactive displays throughout the museum also.

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