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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 208 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

In terms of museums I always think they are a little on the smaller side, BUT what they do have is interesting and the displays are quite varied. You can learn quite a bit about Melbourne specifically and then about Australia in general. They have interesting scientific displays and a really great bug display. There is also an exterior forest... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is not my first review of a Melbourne icon. I love it more than ever today we took our children and grandchildren ...we were all delighted. The exhibitions were in every way enthralling, edifying and a touchstone for growth. Our grandchildren loved the childrens museum , and we loved our time at the ww1 exhibit and the mind exhibit.... More

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Hobart, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised with all the displays in this place. As a huge fan of dinosaurs and all other animals, there was heaps to keep me entertained. I particularly loved the mammal/birds room in which you could activate a touch screen in order to get more info about all the animals on display. I could have spent hours just... More

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Maleny, Queensland, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum has something for everyone. We concentrated our visit on the section about Phar Lap.To watch on a short film about this famous horse was insightful. How sad that he died really too soon. The museum also had a wonderful display on the history of Melbourne with Los of artifacts. I just loved the two little cottages and the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A great museum with free guided tours, the outdoor rainforest display is very well done, and children are bound to love the large display of animals and bugs.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Fascinating Aboriginal Galleries, great way to get an insight into the culture of the original native people, plus the Melbourne Gallery brings the story of the City up to date in a very interesting and well-thought exhibition. Good café to rest those tired feet, great way to spend a few hours and it’s free.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My partner and I loved our visit to Melbourne Museum this week. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly suprised. The museum is well set out with very interesting exhibits. My favourite exhibit was the creepy crawlie exhibition which was very comprehensive and put together by someone who obviously knows a lot about the subject. I also liked the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very informative and well planned out Museum with some great exhibits reasonably priced too, Well worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A very interactive and well thought museum. It is perfect to visit with children. The bug and brain exhibitions are particularly remarkable.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although not very big, but this museum has diverse collection, from nature, science to Melbourne history. I especially like the Melbourne gallery where we can learn about Melbourne in the past

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