We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 8341 7777
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in Melbourne for young kids
Ranked #16 of 207 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Write a Review

1,208 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    695
    420
    75
    12
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Balnarring, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Croydon, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eltham, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luton
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was school holidays when we decided to visit Melbourne Museum on our latest trip to Melbourne, so it was very busy and a half hour wait for tickets! Fortunately, we were able to bypass the line when a very helpful staff member informed us that if we bought tickets to the Aztec exhibit first, we could go straight through... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okinawa, Japan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I spent an afternoon at the Melbourne Museum in July while on vacation. I saw the Aztec display and enjoyed the section on the history of the Aborigine people. The history is very similar to the American Indians. The museum is well organized and easy to follow. There are many displays to appeal to the entire family. The children's area... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melbourne Museum also viewed

 

Been to Melbourne Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Melbourne Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing