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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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Affordable for the whole family!

Absolutely loved all of it! And it's affordable too, no paying through the nose! Something for the whole family to enjoy. Love the kids explore area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved all of it! And it's affordable too, no paying through the nose! Something for the whole family to enjoy. Love the kids explore area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

loadsa things to see and love how Australian the museum is. So so pleased they had a memorial stand for Sam the koala she defo deserves it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Its an awesome building and packed full of things to do. My little girl loves the spiders and the animal exhibits. There is also a play area and a children's gallery and she screams with delight at the giant butterfly and puppets. A fantastic cafe with a range of hot and cold and even healthy options. I was really surprised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

took the children to the museum, it was well worth the visit. lots of fun things for the kids to do and look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the display on the WWI diggers and families. Reading the letters and hearing loved ones read out such heart wrenching stories makes one realise the sacrifice these diggers and their families have gone through. Hail all of our diggers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum to acquaint yourself with the natural and human history of Australia. Would love to visit it with children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The dinosaur display was good and the pharlap display was terrific once you found it. Pasifika display - not great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The museum was one of the highlights in Melbourne! I went there with 3 more friends and we didn't know we could spend so much time in a museum like in that day. The museum has sections as usual and it's very well organised. The best part is that most of the access to the museum is free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

They had much to show the history of Melbourne but we found the signage to be lacking and the directions once inside a display area to be non existent. We kept going the wrong way because there were no signs to direct us and they seem to spend a bunch of time promoting the I-Max events which are not worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Melbourne with my 10-year-old grandson, we had a few hours to spare while waiting to go to the airport and it was not very pleasant outside so we walked from our hotel to the Museum, it cost me $12.00 and children were free. My grandson was immediately enthralled by the large display of dinosaur bones. The museum... More 

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