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Melbourne Museum

Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #10 of 172 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderfully progressive museum. It was a joy to wander through all the exhibits. I thoroughly enjoyed the mind and body area, but also really liked the chidrens area downstairs. IMAX is a must if you can handle 3D on a large scale. i suggest a shorter movie that will let you appreciate the 3D and HUGE screen... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to the museum for years but thoroughly enjoyed my day out on Saturday with my 16yo. It was free for both of us, both having student cards and you cannot beat that opportunity. Loved the real life forest, 100s of dinosaur toys hidden around the museum, function and roof top spaces and the display of hundreds of... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My twins went crazy for this Musuem....truly magical!!! They had a dinosaur exhibit and it was out of this world. The dinosaurs looked so real to me as well. The twins talked about it for weeks!!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Have visited the museum several times and new tire of it always something different and easy access from city centre

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bendigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, our kids have loved it here and been here 3 times. Have special exhibits at times ( Egyptian for instance, extra fees). Kids are free on weekends.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This 3D experience was my highlight of the museum. I deducted 1 point because they hadn't enclosed the roof and it really took away from the experience but still worthwhile checking out. My partner's highlight was the dinosaur fossils.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on a recent Sunday during the Christmas school holidays, arriving about 2pm. The entry cost is very reasonable and cheaper still if you have purchased your tickets after attending an IMAX film next door. You can also use Entertainment vouchers to gain a discount. On arrival there was no queue to enter and during our visit it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We really learned a lot about the native residents of Australia, very well presented. We don't usually stay long in museums, but give yourself an hour. Plus I think it was free!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great day out and loads to see. Save it for one of those colder days or if you need a break from the heat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took a behind the scenes tour which was just fascinating. For the children, the most interesting bit was riding up in the whale-sized lift then going.through a door and popping out between a couple of enormous exhibits.

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