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Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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One of Australia's popular and loved museums!

Perfect for the whole family,...

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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What a jaw-dropping space

Melbourne has great art and architecture and both are here. The exhibits were stunningly curated and designed, especially the indigenous culture and art exhibits. And the museum's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Melbourne has great art and architecture and both are here. The exhibits were stunningly curated and designed, especially the indigenous culture and art exhibits. And the museum's setting within the park makes for a lovely stroll.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Four hours in a museum is a long time. It also tells you that the collection is extensive and diverse. Our 14 year old loves this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to see we wish we had allowed more time! What we did get to see was fantastic. The exhibitions are interesting and I love that there is interactive parts to most displays.

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Thank Beemajestic
Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You need plenty of time here. Lots to see. Great displays. Easy to get around, so its hard to miss anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my son to see Star Wars Vll at Image, the 3D projection had problems but the 2D version still was great. The museum itself is a perfect blend of exhibits interlinked with electronic mediums to draw and enhance the children's experience in the museum

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did we pay entry fee to the museum we had to pay too much for parking. Most venues offer a discount in parking if you attend there show but not the Melbourne Museum, unless you are a member! A very costly experience, which will make people think twice before going again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Melbourne museum is a great place to visit with either friends or family. The museum itself is free with the only payment being whether or not you wish to see any special attractions or exhibitions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here specifically to check out the dinosaur fossils but there was so much more in here! Was so happy with the experience. if I had more time I could have spent the entire day there.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highlights at the museum for us - an excellent Aboriginal Centre (Bunjilaka), an exhibit on champion racehorse Phar Lap, one of Melbourne's first trams and skeleton of a blue whale washed up in the 70's. A fascinating way to spend a wet morning or afternoon in Melbourne. Museum cafe has some daily hot meal specials which are good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum which had lots of interactive displays. We got free entry as we are members of an affiliated museum. Really need a decent amount of time to appreciate everything the museum has to offer.

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