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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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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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Never been to museum before so this was a very amazing experience for me. Lots of things to see here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never been to museum before so this was a very amazing experience for me. Lots of things to see here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We heard rave reviews about this exhibition from extended family members but personally it didn't live up to the hype. The animatronic dinosaurs are well made but there aren't a lot of them. Maybe four full body models and a couple of moving heads. You are through in about 20 - 25 minutes, adults cost $35 in school holidays so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jurassic exhibition was fabulous. .very lifelike ..probably too scary for tiny tots. We love the children's section and were disappointed to find it closed for renovations. Cafe has excellent coffee & tasty treats. Staff are helpful. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My goodness, wonderful. It was as if we were on the Jurassic Park island. Everything was done straight-faced as iif we really wee on the island and in the lab, and the petting zoon, and the boat to get there. The dinosaurs wee maybe two or three stories tall. Fantastic exhibit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the family love the Museum, always something going on as far as new exhibitions. We visited Jurassic world and it was fantastic, worth every penny. Can be a bit scary for young children but the older ones loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travel a lot and have been to many museums. I actually heard of NGV and ACMi before hearing about this one, which was a complete surprise since this was by far my favourite museum in Melbourne. Highly recommend taking children and spending at least an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see and do here. I come about once a year. It's very family friendly and they always have new exhibits moving through.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff at the melbourne museum are incredible.School holidays can be frustrating but they are so efficient on entry it doesnt matter! Have been several times as a nanny and its fantastic for kids too.Great playground, several coffee shops and interactive sections apropriate for all age levels.Went for Jurassic World display and loved every minute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the Grandchildren to see the Jurassic World Exhibit at the Museum, which they loved. Not only do they have special exhibits at times but it is great to peruse through and look at all the other fascinating exhibits they have

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time at the museum, we were originally put off by the $14 per adult price, but it was well worth it. Very modern but in a beautiful setting, it was only a five minute walk once we got off the free city circle tram. Awesome dinosaurs and insects section, there was an exhibition of the deep... More 

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