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Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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One of Australia's popular and loved museums!

Perfect for the...

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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A well laid out museum with wonderful displays. The Geological time line is of great interest as well as the living forest with birds!

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Hobart, Australia

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A well laid out museum with wonderful displays. The Geological time line is of great interest as well as the living forest with birds!

Thank John A
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the museum for the first time recently, and thought it was great. Saw the eels being fed, enjoyed the walk outside in the 'Forest Gallery', and thought the entomological and dinosaur displays were really well done. Great shop too. Well worth a visit!

Thank ladybugsSydney
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum does a good job of its graphics work and atmosphere, with lots of good text to read and a fairly quiet environment to read it in. But there is hardly anything to see. The objects on display seem to be just afterthoughts to fill in the gaps, with nearly all of the space taken up by big text... More 

Thank Accented
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always love visiting the Melbourne Museum as there is always a cool exhibition or the classic ones which never get old. Possibly it isn't a must see, but you should go and see it. I am sure anyone who goes enjoys it!

Thank Georgina M
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a must visit if u r in melbourne. modern, spacious and peaceful. kids will have an amazing time. dont forget to pop into the iMax when u r there!!!!!!

Thank Justin H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum accepted our NSW Seniors cards, so cost us nothing!!! We are probably museum nuts, but this one ranks very high. The layout was good as it allowed meandering without getting caught up with through traffic. We spent about 2.5 hours there are and only saw about half the exhibits. Will definitely be back.

Thank aja470
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of history here and plenty to see and learn about. I spent easily 2 hours walking around and even that felt somewhat rushed. I do have to say part of that time was trying to figure my way around the building, how about keep it simple for once! The only exciting architecture design that I have seen and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a history student on a year abroad with a particular interest in museums, so whilst I'm out here I thought I'd visit one of the largest museums in Melbourne and it didn't disappoint. A large variety of exhibits with local history and Australian history ranging from wildlife to social history with some more hands on exhibits to keep things... More 

Thank Matty R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our young family had a great time exploring all the different exhibits. Very unique and interesting - we especially loved the forest gallery. Well worth a visit - as it is also well priced for families.

Thank Geck28
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I really liked the Melbourne museum. We were not expecting much, and were thus surprised at the quality, interesting exhibits, which offered a wealth of information. Obviously, this place would be fabulous for kids and families, but we also enjoyed it as an easy and fun rainy day activity.

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