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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 #13 of 190 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, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The museum has something for everyone.Easy to get to on public transport and cheap at $10 per adult.Lots to see,could spend the day there.There are pass outs so if you want a break and the weather is good you can walk to the Exhibition Gardens next door.Very modern and lots of interactive activities for the kids.I went during the school... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There are many things to recommend about this museum, an indoor temperate rainforest, great aboriginal permanent exhibit( if you have overseas visitors who want to know about the history of our first people) , interesting touring exhibitions from around the world and friendly staff.

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Toowoomba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So much to see and explore that you could easily spend the whole day here. Definitely worth the trip and at $10 per adult it's fantastic value for money. A must do whilst in Melbourne!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

interesting exibition; I really like the on about Aboriginal ! outdoor forest exibition- everyone will find something for them

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Leics, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Came to the museum to get away from the incessant rain! Really enjoyed the Aboriginal exhibition: it was informative and moving. The exhibits on the history of Melbourne and Australian wildlife were also interesting. A bit pricey at AUS$10 for adults when many UK museums are free, but kids go free.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Quite Surprising many things to see here. love the Crystals and gems stones section. We went to see IMAX so we got special discount for AUD5.00 per ticket for adult entry to the Museum.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum because I wanted to learn more about the aboriginal people and the Bunjilaka exhibit turned out to be exactly what I wanted. We spent lots of time there and all four of us learned so much. The kids were captivated by the stories as well as the tools and artifacts. It was beautiful. We probably... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

most impressed with this one! I may be slightly biased as a lover of all things museumly and a die hard fan of Indianan Jones. I have no experience of what great exhibits international museums have to offer, but coming from Brisbane, with my only real memories of what is on offer up here, this one is exciting to explore.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We took some English visitors who were most impressed by the exhibits Wheel chair access is brilliant. We had nowhere near enough time but spent much of our time in the Melbourne and the aboriginal exhibits which were of great interest to our visitors Will go back again It was good value apart from the café which was overpriced and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had 3 hours to kill while the wives were shopping so decided to check the museum out. It was a pleasant 30 min walk from our Hotel in Exhibition St. There are free, volunteer manned guided tours, which we took. The museum is $10 entry for adults and the exhibits are well cared for, immaculately displayed and well labelled.... More

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