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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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I have been to the Melbourne Museum numerous times for school visits. The museum itself it great, with lots of historical and modern things. But the thing I love the most is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Melbourne Museum numerous times for school visits. The museum itself it great, with lots of historical and modern things. But the thing I love the most is the yearly exhibitions. I have been to 3 - Pompeii, Tutankhamun and the 100 anniversary of Titanic. Titanic was my favourite, but I love the history of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a favourite place for my grandchildren, 4 boys aged 7 to 12. There is something for everyone! Wonderful for those dreary, rainy Melbourne days. Special exhibits cost extra but are not necessary as there is so much else to see. The stick insects were a big hit with the 7 year old and the older boys were fascinated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Caught Red Bus $5 to museum went on 1&1/2 hour guided tour. very friendly, informative volunteer. good overview of museum. Highlights, Phar Lap, enormous polished slab of beautiful rock on a wall and two little houses lived in by pioneers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we spent half a day here and could have spent longer but we eventually gave in to dead legs! so well set out and so much to see. very spacious. the coffee shop was a wee bit overpriced food wise but the coffee did the trick. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Not enough about Melbourne itself and the history of it's settlement. The display subjects were not organized in the most logical way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an excellent museum with a huge and varied display area. You could safely spend the day looking at Natural History, Indigenous Australian Culture and the history of Melbourne. The museum appeals to all ages in an interesting and interactive way. Downstairs also houses temporary exhibitions. When I visited it was World War I remembered by the Imperial War... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great day out with the kids for all ages. We spent 2-3 hours at the museum covering the areas that the kids wanted to see and learn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect for entertaining kids of all ages. My 3 munchkins, all under 9 years, love going to the Melbourne museum every school holidays. It is an excellent value day out compared to the other family friendly places that my 3 always request to visit. The variety of exhibitions and activities makes it a winner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very easily accessible by train if visiting from the suburbs. We took two five years old grandchildren, who reluctantly left after four hours. Only managed to explore approx half but so impressive with many hands on exhibits. Affordable food and drink, but also outside spaces to enjoy picnic food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for young kids to discover and learn in a fun and exciting way! My 70 year old father takes my pre-schoolers there regularly!

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