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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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One of Australia's popular and loved museums!

Perfect for the whole family,...

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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I could easily spend several hours here. I especially like the Melbourne city area. Even foreign visitors that are age 60 or older can come in free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could easily spend several hours here. I especially like the Melbourne city area. Even foreign visitors that are age 60 or older can come in free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Melbourne Museum with 2.5 year old. Children's play area for 0-5 year Olds is brilliant. Definitely worth the effort. A perfect kid friendly space you don't need to help them have an awesome time, kids just explore within their own abilities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday and open till 5 which was good. Could spend around 3 hours here I would say. I really loved it, there's so many sections and all are very interesting. I loved the bug section, and also really enjoyed the design section where the museum showcased students work. It was fantastic and really impressive. Great day out.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fun place to explore and free for students. It's situated in the middle of the beautiful Carlton Gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is the most complete museum during all my visit to museums in my whole life. It provides all information,education,history,culture etc.Include human reproduction process!There is also theater in there.You need to visit this museum when you're in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot of time in the new kids play area - absolutely brilliant. highly recommended. Museum is fantastic and the kids love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great modern facility with so many interesting exhibits to explore you would need more than one day. We only had a couple of hours. Very good value entry fee. Clean, friendly staff. Definitely a top attraction..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout of the museum is good, it was good to see information about the history of Australia as we were visiting from abroad. Was surprised at the cafe being very basic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would say the best but Stockholm museum is maybe tiny bit better. They have various expositions and very helpful staff. We joined Marco (the free tour guide) at 10.30 and he walked us through all of them. He has great knowledge of history of buildings and were extremely friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as three adults, including a vaguely reluctant young adult but all three concluded it was a fabulous experience and would have loved to visit more exhibits had time permitted. We spent most of our time and the mind and body exhibit as well as love and loss WW1 Really well done. The mind and emotions exhibit was great... More 

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