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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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I havebeen to a few good museums, but the one is great. I could not get over the scale of the dinosaur display, it was amazing. If you like the prehistoric, or know a little one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I havebeen to a few good museums, but the one is great. I could not get over the scale of the dinosaur display, it was amazing. If you like the prehistoric, or know a little one that is nuts for them, this is the place for you. The rock and mineral display is also amzing, and the curved theatre is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful installations, nice collection, beautiful site and building. Very child-friendly, including descriptions for children of some objects and paintings. We saw some of the main collection as well as a nice exhibition of some of the museum's Pre-Raphaelite paintings and objects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Design of the building is fabulous and the kids section is brilliant for young children with plenty to entertain older kids in the other areas. IMAX theatre is exciting and the cafe is good. Indigenous history section also has some great contemporary art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small for a world standard buy well set up and very interesting .modern and staff very friendly and helpful good for a few hourss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic Museum and definitely makes for a great day out. There is something for every type of person. I would highly recommend if you're in Melbourne this is a must see attraction! It does need a few hours to get through and appreciate everything it has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum has a special showing on WWI. Definitely worth seeing. Also had a nice lunch at the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

With many exhibits to choose from there is something here for all ages. There is a childrens area and play ground and most exhibits have interactive sections. There is public transport nearby and lots of parking on site. Students and children get into the main museum for free other exhibits cost extra. There is a cafe and gift shop there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This exhibition was amazing. Also enjoyed the dinosaurs and the Phar Lap exhibition. We know Phar Lap was a New Zealand horse, the auction book proved that, but the exhibit made it sound like it was an Australian horse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I went here to see the WW1 exhibition from London. Spent about 3 hours doing that & then a quick look around the rest of the building. Wish I had more time to spare. Fabulous building to look at & see inside. Well done Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was my favorite museum while visiting Sydney and Melbourne. They provide excellent Aboriginal exhibits with tons of cultural information and some hands on exhibits. This was my favorite part but the rest of the museum is very worthwhile as well. This is a huge place so plan on spending hours here. There is a cafe with decent food.... More 

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