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“Another gem in Melbourne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #16 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Museums, Natural History Museums
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Melbourne
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“Another gem in Melbourne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

A great place to learn a little about the indigenous peoples of Victoria, amongst other things. The museum is well spaced out and is very interesting.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne
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“The inside is better than the outside.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

It does not look like a museum should. But it has what a museum should have. Displays that are interestingly presented and curated in ways that make sense of history and evolution

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“Memorable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The museum opens from 10 to 5 everyday and the entrance fee is $AU 10 per person. It is located at the corner of Nicholson St (or Rathdowne St) and Victoria St. You can get there by free City Circle Tram or by free Melbourne Visitor Shuttle.
The Lower level houses the Discovery Centre, the Museum Theatre, IMAX Theatre and the Afghanistan Hidden Treasures (opening March 22, 2013). On the Ground level, you might easily spend up to 3 hours, only to visit the Science and Life Gallery, the Forest Gallery and the First Peoples Gallery. On this same level, there are also the smaller Children's Gallery, Evolution Gallery and Millary Garden. The Upper level houses the Mind and Body Gallery and the Melbourne Gallery. All Galleries are interesting and worth visiting, particularly when children can see multiple dinosaurs exhibits in the Science and Life Gallery. A must for visitors.

Visited December 2012
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“Grandson was enthralled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Made one realise just how hard it was for early settlers and even for those who came here on the £10 scheme! There is an I tear active area for children which both grandson and grandad enjoyed.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

well organized with good programs. very good for singles and families.
play ground for children is fair and there are some entertainment.
big place so plan it in advanced...

Visited August 2012
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