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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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WW1 Centenary Exhibition: A must-see

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition is an amazing collection of artifacts, art, stories and factual information concerning the civilisation-defining period of the Great War, set out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I don't know what it is about some museums in this country but it seems the current trend focuses on "less is more" well it simply isn't. The museum is blessed with enormous space which for the most part is empty. Instead of focusing on physical displays it concentrates on placards telling history without backing it up with hard exhibits... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition is an amazing collection of artifacts, art, stories and factual information concerning the civilisation-defining period of the Great War, set out brilliantly and enhanced through multimedia and interactive elements. I found the exhibition educational, at times poignant and also sobering. The additional electronic guide is worth the rental cost as it adds expert commentary, personal experiences... More 

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Harvey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A very good Museum with plenty to see and things to do. They have catered for all ages and interests. They have amazing things for kids. Check out the insect room. Very well done.

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Plano, Texas
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum on a rainy day in Melbourne. It was the perfect place to stroll and absorb so much about Australian culture, history, nature, and other special exhibits. It is sure to entertain any family member.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The museum, has taken all the modern technology it can to interact with the visitors and especially the young. cafeteria in there is excellent.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Phar lap!!! The usual bones, rocks and stuffed animals, but great live bugs and psychology display. Food was very average and over priced. Suggest eating elsewhere before or after.

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Launceston, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a terrific museum. Nice architecture in its own right but the displays are fabulous. The orphanage section is heartbreaking and the spider section is heart stopping. Both are worth while. Taking a walk through the dinosaurs is also fantastic.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Melbourne Museum was the best museum of my australia trip. It was very interesting and i would really recommend the free guided tours!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

they have a couple of great exhibits, but we really enjoyed the Aboriginal through the time exhibit. They gave a great history of the people and culture...highly recommended!!

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Got free entry without having an Australian ID which other places insist upon. Well worth the $12 entrance fee. Spent the majority of time in the native Australian section and the history since the first settlers from the west arrived. Very well laid out with lots of video screens . Easily accessible as on the main Tram route into the... More 

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