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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #16 of 212 Attractions in Melbourne
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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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Burnie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Dinosaur loving toddler had a ball. Limited food options available at the onsite cafe - bring your own if you have any special dietary requirements

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Just short visit, as I did not have much time, so could not give the exhibits the time they deserved, another time maybe. Had good lunch in cafe and also met friends.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You can easily spend a day in this museum, not to mention the varity of collection they have, and the exciting exhibition.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Loved our visit to the museum! Had so much to look at. Great seeing dinosaur display and Pharlap. Kids had a ball. Quite reasonable pricing for a great and informative day out!

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure whether to go in as we've seen a lot of museums but it was worth it. We spent about 3 hours there and it was made more enjoyable by a free guided tour with Caroline an experienced and cheerful person. There is plenty to do for children too. A tour into the Exhibition Building next door is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nice collection of things but seems to lack some form of cohesion. The First People exhibit has some nice collections but didn't seem to have a coherent path through the exhibit. Lots of nice videos and displays but hard to know how they all fitted together. Similar comments on the natural history and the Melbourne halls, just massive collections of... More

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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

there wasn't as much to see as one would expect of a major museum buy what was on display was very well done, and the parkland surrounding the museum was exquisite in my view

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

WE loved our afternoon at the museum it was full of fun & excited & learning new things too!! will be back again as there is so much to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great location. We enjoyed everything. We thought is boring but we gave it a try. Worth it. Heaps to see from million years ago to this days. Sounds, video, science everything were great. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed it very much, especially the section about aboriginal history, which created an astonishing atmosphere! Also, free entry as a student for the whole day, come and go as you want. Very recommendable!

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