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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #13 of 160 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The museum has history, stuffed animals, videos of beached whales, and aboriginal art along with history of the city. Its an old style omnibus natural history museum, fully modernized with well considered displays. Well worth visiting, along with the surrounding garden and the neighboring buildings.

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Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

nice one, i'm not the type that like museum very much, but this one is very interesting and not boring at all. Good for both adults and kids, recommended to everyone. Also the IMAX movie which last for 45 min is also pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

As per title. I'm not a museum person, so when I first arrived in Melbourne, I had no intention whatsoever of visiting the museum. However, when I was at the Great Ocean Road, the tour guide highly recommended it, so I decided to check it out. It was certainly worth the visit and I can easily spend an entire day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very impressive museum. You can stay there for more than 3 hours and won't feel boring at all. It included 8 gallery and all gallery are well displayed with samples, stories, videos and games. If I have a child, I wish to move to Melbourne then I can took him/her to the museum frequently.

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Wantirna, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I'll admit, I'm a big kid at heart, and I loved the museum. There are so many exhibitions to wander through and learn about. I loved the Settlers Of Australia and the rainforest. This is great for people of all ages. The staff are always happy and helpful, and the ticket price is pretty reasonable (for adults). I'll be coming... More 

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Boulia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Design of exhibits well thought out and displays great especially in the children's section. My 20 month old granddaughter loved this area. Good choice of food in canteen and staff helpful and friendly.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

What a great museum! There are so many attractions in Melbourne's CBD, it's hard to choose which to visit over a few days. If you're interested in Australian Aboriginal culture, Science, Natural History, or looking for something fun yet educational to take your older children to, this museum is a must. The museum also has a play area for younger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We took a train form Melbourne to Belgrave. The hike begins just a short walk passed the puffing billy train station. We spent a lovely day wondering around different trails. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed finding different spots to stop and snack. W\Since we went a little later in the day we only saw one other couple the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Although the museum appears to be more catered to kids, I find that this is a great place for people to learn about various topics (the culture, earth evolvement and more).

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We reached at the museum at 11 O'clock in the morning and stayed there till closing time 5 and trust me that is not enough. We could only complete 4 sections. Great place, had an awesome. The food in the cafeteria is not ok though; Would suggest you to take your own food.

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