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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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Really interactive Museum

The museum, has taken all the modern technology it can to interact with the visitors and especially the young. cafeteria in there is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The museum, has taken all the modern technology it can to interact with the visitors and especially the young. cafeteria in there is excellent.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Phar lap!!! The usual bones, rocks and stuffed animals, but great live bugs and psychology display. Food was very average and over priced. Suggest eating elsewhere before or after.

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Launceston, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a terrific museum. Nice architecture in its own right but the displays are fabulous. The orphanage section is heartbreaking and the spider section is heart stopping. Both are worth while. Taking a walk through the dinosaurs is also fantastic.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Melbourne Museum was the best museum of my australia trip. It was very interesting and i would really recommend the free guided tours!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

they have a couple of great exhibits, but we really enjoyed the Aboriginal through the time exhibit. They gave a great history of the people and culture...highly recommended!!

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manchester
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Got free entry without having an Australian ID which other places insist upon. Well worth the $12 entrance fee. Spent the majority of time in the native Australian section and the history since the first settlers from the west arrived. Very well laid out with lots of video screens . Easily accessible as on the main Tram route into the... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This museum was built inspired by Roman designs and is a good place to take a walk and appreciate the history behind Melbourne and the state of Victoria.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Me and my friends went to the museum on our first day in Melbourne. The "About Melbourne" section was very good and explained about the history of Melbourne very well. People can spend an entire day reading about the various exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the best museums we have been to. Well worth a visit and try to spend at least half a day there.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were meeting friends and what a great place to catch up on old times and yet learn so much about Australia.

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