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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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Interactive, interesting and fun

If you think museums are boring this one will change your minds. I have never seen before using so much interactivity in exhibitions. For example 20s style cinema. Melbourne... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you think museums are boring this one will change your minds. I have never seen before using so much interactivity in exhibitions. For example 20s style cinema. Melbourne history exhibition (my favorite) is like time machine! Huge dinosaurs and whale skeletons, aboriginal ships, big animal collection and alive cute owl in garden - it is not the full list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quite simply, everything you expect a generalist museum to be! I always go when I visit Melbourne. On the one hand, it has a number of non local exhibits like a focus on human body, an excellent mineral exhibit, In the other it has a great exhibit about Melbpurne history. Spacious, well lit, well done Melbourne museum..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly large museum on multiple levels, I ended up running out of time so didn't properly get to see everything. On the ground floor you will see the biggest exhibit they have in the place, i won't tell you what it is though. There are so many different different animals to see from all walks of life,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We're museum 'wanderers' and this fits the bill. Lots to walk around and take in with good variation in exhibits without feeling there's acres to get around. Has appeal to a wide range of ages - not just aimed at kids. Very well priced for a nice few hours.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I got there an hour and a half before closing thinking I could just breeze through and see everything. I was wrong. Give yourself at least a few hours to see everything, if not the whole day. I continued to stop and read about the exhibits or watch the videos they had playing. If I had more time, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went there a little too late, couldn't see all of the exhibitions. We were moving slow mainly because it was so fun and interactive. A great activity to do on a cold or rainy day.

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Maffra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have been here a number of times and have loved every visit. Great place for young and old. Easy access to all the displays, lots of information.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Last week we took our 3 grandsons aged 9, 6 & 2 1/2 to the Museum. Living in Sydney, we re used to paying heavy entrance fees. To our surprise, the children, my husband and I were given , FREE entry!!!! We spent 4 enthralling hours studying dinosaurs, bugs, animals and many other interesting exhibits. The museum is totally child... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

For my birthday my husband treated me to visit the exhibition that was showing from Egypt. Being the last weekend before the exhibition closed, the museum was very busy which meant we weren't able to enjoy the experience as much as possible. Having to travel from Rainbow in rural Victoria and stay in Melbourne was difficult to coordinate accommodation and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Been here several times now and it never seizes to impress, there is something for everyone here. The more time you give yourself to look around the more fun you will have. great garden area for a little stroll, and many different genres of displays.

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