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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #16 of 209 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, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

On a cold, rainy September afternoon we decided to visit the Melbourne Museum. The Museum is very good organised and the different exhibits are very educating. From the early Aboriginal culture to the latest wildlife you find everything. Very interesting at this time was the exhibition about the first World War.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Incredible value...when children's entry is free and adults only $12. We visit at least once a year with our children and each visit we all learn something new. There is always new exhibits to see. There is a lot to see and do and often not enough hours to see it all. On our recent visit we also went to... More

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Black Springs, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

was free for me and my daughter to get in the café is expensive to eat at the displays were good . we spent 4 hours here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is an inspiring museum, we made several visits, but the highlight is the kinetic sculpture of Bunjil the eagle, which moves, has a soundtrack narrative, light projection - it's hard to describe, go and experience it. The museum's main drawback is the total lack of interesting postcards, I have never seen so few anywhere. They have tapestries, art, decorated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum was great! Worth the entry fee & took us 4.5hours to go through but we also didn't read everything due to time constraints with flight. Loved the melbourne museum part with history of the region. Worth the entry fee, worth a visit & if you have time save money & get imax ticket & watch a movie as... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The aboriginal exhibition is very interesting and informative. Learned a lot. Didn't have enough time to see everything.

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Como, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Big barn with poor natural flow through it. Most of its space is central and is wasted. Even special exhibitions (the World War 1 one) remain hidden in a corner , poorly accessed. Although I am not handicapped, for old people it would be a long walk to get through most displays. Even the entrance is a long walk from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit when you're in Melbourne - architecturally interesting in it's own right, the displays are clear and welk thought out, and genuinely interesting especially to overseas visitors. Australian flora and fauna and local history going back to before European settlement are well covered.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you're staying in Melbourne, this is well worth a few hours of your time. All the exhibits were great. Really enjoyed the dinosaurs and cultural history. Only $12 for an adult or free for children and concession, it's a must do for anyone interested in history! The only complaint I would have is that there wasn't a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not enough people visit the Melbourne Museum. The exhibits are first class, access is easy and the price is good. The exhibits on indigenous Melbourne and the history of Melbourne are unparallelled in this city

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