We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melbourne Museum

Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
Website
Improve this listing
92%
Ranked #10 of 480 things to do 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Hours:
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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities

Hotels near Melbourne Museum

Write a Review

1,520 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    895
    517
    87
    13
    8
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Maffra, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have been here a number of times and have loved every visit. Great place for young and old. Easy access to all the displays, lots of information.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Last week we took our 3 grandsons aged 9, 6 & 2 1/2 to the Museum. Living in Sydney, we re used to paying heavy entrance fees. To our surprise, the children, my husband and I were given , FREE entry!!!! We spent 4 enthralling hours studying dinosaurs, bugs, animals and many other interesting exhibits. The museum is totally child... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rainbow, victoria,
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

For my birthday my husband treated me to visit the exhibition that was showing from Egypt. Being the last weekend before the exhibition closed, the museum was very busy which meant we weren't able to enjoy the experience as much as possible. Having to travel from Rainbow in rural Victoria and stay in Melbourne was difficult to coordinate accommodation and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Been here several times now and it never seizes to impress, there is something for everyone here. The more time you give yourself to look around the more fun you will have. great garden area for a little stroll, and many different genres of displays.

Was this review helpful? Yes
George Town, Malaysia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is one of the best I have ever been too. Best part of all: free entry cos' I have THE student pass. But that aside, take your time and explore every corner and inch of the museum. You won't regret it. My favourite sections are the aboriginal history and the history of Melbourne.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is the first museum I have ever reviewed, and thats because I had such a great time here. My plan was for a quick look around for an hour or so, the fact that I spent half a day here demonstrates how much I enjoyed this place. The museum caters for all ages and I know that had I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toormina, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

What a great surprise to see the legend Pharlap here. Amazing museum - make sure you have plenty to of time to wander around for the day. The gift shop is pricey but quite interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Once again, I visited Melbourne museum recently and it surpassed my previous memories. Having been in Melbourne for a competition, we chilled out and competed in the activity rooms which were nice and modern. We explored the exhibits from there on and there were heaps of amazing ones I'd never seen before! Downstairs is Ausrtralia's first computer! My favourite exhibit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Love the museum here. Worth the visit and you might spend about an hour or two just exploring. Very educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Danville, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The museum has lots of variety from aboriginal history and culture, to rain forest walk, to animal speciments..well worth the time to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Melbourne Museum also viewed

 

Been to Melbourne Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Melbourne Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?