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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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Coomera, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

As it was our first time to Melbourne, we made no real plans to experience it's delights. we stumbled upon the museum by chance and spent the next 3 hours taking in all it's delights. The dinosaurs! The rain forest, Phar Lap!!!!!!!!! Outstanding. Your curators must take a bow. It was sensational.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Melbourne Museum is the perfect place to take the kids on a gloomy day. The children's section has interactive exhibits including blocks and videos and there is a fantastic collection of taxidermy animals which my daughter just loves. We spent our last trip watching the video of how the museum acquired the blue whale. She just loved it. Highly recommended!

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Closeby to hotel, walking distance or if you prefer a quick tram ride from Parliament House. Excellent location and the musuem shop is well priced if you're looking for Melbourne memorabilia.

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Geelong
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy a trip to the museum with the added bonus of the Aztec Exhibition. Very interesting and was impressed with the items they had there. Followed up by a Mexican lunch, what a great idea. We really enjoyed the walk through the forest and old Phar Lap is always on the list. Well done to the team at the... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Melbourne Museum is worth a visit...and then a repeat visit...and then another. There is a ton to see and do

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I've lost count of how many times I've been to this museum. Reasonably priced and free with a student card it's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon in Melbourne (which there are a lot of!). Extremely informative, large building, well signposted, easy to get around, cafe on site, check on the website for what exhibits are up and... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Out of all the museums we visited in Sydney and Melbourne, this one was THE BEST. We spent about 2 hours there (PLUS an IMAX) and I could have spent easily another 2 hours. And with the low admission price, it's a great value. Do not miss it!

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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

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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