We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent execution” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
and up
Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens...
Ranked #9 of 284 things to do in Melbourne
More attraction details
Attraction details
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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent execution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I found Victoria's museums to be of very high quality and I thought that the exhibits were very interesting, particularly those in the immigration museum and the forest gallery at the Melbourne Museum.

Visited October 2012
Thank Jac3131
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,206 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Level Contributor
82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Another gem in Melbourne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 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
Thank IrishDownUnder
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
302 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“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

Thank bukbuk51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
126 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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
2 Thank thehiep
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“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
Thank Sandie30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Melbourne Museum also viewed


Been to Melbourne Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing