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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 #16 of 207 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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The aboriginal exhibition is very interesting and informative. Learned a lot. Didn't have enough time to see everything.

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Como, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Big barn with poor natural flow through it. Most of its space is central and is wasted. Even special exhibitions (the World War 1 one) remain hidden in a corner , poorly accessed. Although I am not handicapped, for old people it would be a long walk to get through most displays. Even the entrance is a long walk from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit when you're in Melbourne - architecturally interesting in it's own right, the displays are clear and welk thought out, and genuinely interesting especially to overseas visitors. Australian flora and fauna and local history going back to before European settlement are well covered.

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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you're staying in Melbourne, this is well worth a few hours of your time. All the exhibits were great. Really enjoyed the dinosaurs and cultural history. Only $12 for an adult or free for children and concession, it's a must do for anyone interested in history! The only complaint I would have is that there wasn't a lot of... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not enough people visit the Melbourne Museum. The exhibits are first class, access is easy and the price is good. The exhibits on indigenous Melbourne and the history of Melbourne are unparallelled in this city

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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

liked the dinosaur and pharlap displays, it is set out really well for children and adults, animal section was good.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Museum is situated next to the Exhibition Buildings and gardens and these abut the main city district. These two icons are within walking distance of the city and are well worth a visit. The exhibition spaces within the museum are vibrant and engaging. This is a great place for families, children will love the many hands on interactive displays.

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Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Native Aboriginal art in full display. Rotating exhibits that keep you engaged. Very easy to get to and let's you get on to other things in downtown like the great local food and deserts.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We spent hours here just to see the exhibits so make sure you have plenty of time...the History of Melbourne and Australia were well presented...Of course as a New Zealander had to see Phar Lap the Kiwi horse...well Australia does not think so All in All a great Musuem

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Eastern Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We loved it all. The mind and body area was very special. World War I and World War II were covered from the Australian point of view with photographs of how the country and families were affected.

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