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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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Went with four grandkids aged six and under. They had a wonderful time exploring the dinosaur and insect areas. There was plenty there to keep them interested. The children's area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went with four grandkids aged six and under. They had a wonderful time exploring the dinosaur and insect areas. There was plenty there to keep them interested. The children's area at end of the visit was a welcome break for us grandparents as it is a secure area where you can rest while the littlies are enthralled with the varied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was the best museum I visited during my trip through Australia. I can't recommend it enough, just make sure you've allowed yourself a couple hours to see everything. My favorite part was the natural history portion with the biodiversity section with all the taxidermy, the rainforest walk, and the dinosaur displays. The section on Melbourne history was quite nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My young cousin was in town and needed entertaining for the whole day. He's obsessed with dinosaurs and animals, so the science and nature part of the museum was a no brainer. I was really impressed with how interactive and informative the exhibits were and how many different areas of the museum there were. There really is something for everyone.... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My 5 and 3 yo boys love dinosaurs and it was such a treat bringing them here.. they can't stop talking about it after the visit. there was life sized fossil, audio informations etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We always visit when we come down to Melbourne. The space and the layout makes it so conducive to explore and learn. The kids love it and come away having learnt something new which says something! Well worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Museum with our 7 and 4 year olds and decided to buy a membership pass as the kids always love it so much! There are always changing exhibitions. My kids always enjoy the insects, dinosaurs and children's area and I enjoy walking through the outdoor forest. There's always so much to learn and do. It's a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm always looking forward to the next 'main event' at Melbourne Museum. In between, it's a lovely place to visit for their regular exhibitions - Australian culture, history, science... Set on the most beautiful grounds, the Carlton Gardens, where there are parks and walking tracks and duck ponds, and positioned right next to the heritage listed Exhibition Building, this all... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 and 5 year old boys and were thrilled with how much there was for them to get up close to and explore. The dinosaur exhibit, the bugs the play space - just great. We didn't get to see much else because we just had so much fun in these areas. The play ground outside is loads... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is great but lack of lifts made it difficult for me to get my mum around in her wheelchair. The outdoor forest settings were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit to see the WW1 Exhibition. Extremely moving and a real eye opener as to the conditions and levels of suffering endured during the conflict. Good value at $25 including entry to the museum.

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Address: Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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