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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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Jurassic World Exhibition is 'Disneyesque'

The general museum was excellent and unusually held the attention of my 8 year old - the Jurassic World exhibition is AMAZING, as good as any Disney theme park in terms of set up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The general museum was excellent and unusually held the attention of my 8 year old - the Jurassic World exhibition is AMAZING, as good as any Disney theme park in terms of set up and technics and well worth the supplementary cost which also included the 3D 'Walkng with Dinosaurs' film. You can definitely spend a full day here. Only... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked tickets for the kids (aged 5 and 7) to attend the dinosaur disco at the museum and along with that, we were also allowed in to the museum itself which was fun plus we also got to see the Jurassic World exhibition. The kids absolutely loved all of it. Apart from that, we stopped for snacks at the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the $10 entry fee. Its an amazing building with great exhibits. Alot of interactive displays. Especially loved the area on the history of Melbourne and seeing Phar Lap. If you love spiders they have a great area of creepy crawlies

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easily accessible by public transport. General admission is $14. Free if you're a student. However, touring exhibitions are extra and vary in price. This museum price wise doesn't have the 'wow' factor. More to the point most of the exhibits don't change that often so it feels more like déjà vu.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're a student studying here, it's free admission once you show you're student card. That includes tertiary students as well. They've got exhibits that's quite good for general knowledge! (Biology, geology etc.)

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Thank iLoveBahkuteh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not only covering Melbourne or Australia history but giving information about universe, animals, gold and many other things. Our favorite was the Phar Lap winning horse, human brain and living ants...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Never get to see everything! but the Museum is always fantastic to spend the day. Saw the jurassic exhibit this kids of all ages will love it.

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Thank Kelly M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely museum that mixes natural sciences, history and art. Don't miss the 3D volcanic screening in the geology section. Nice section on the history to Melbourne too. If it's open - do try to get to see round the exhibition building next door (tours at 2.00pm if the buildings not in use 10AD). Really interesting - the place where Australia... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is nt cheap by any means (14 $ for an adult) but it offers a lot. A very interesting building houses so much to see that one afternoon is not enough. We went for the brain and mind section, which is extremely interesting and gives a lot of opportunities to test yourself, to be part of visual tricks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic museum, with a free tour at lunch time, with a very nice, informed guide full of information. After the free tour go again around, with a ticket, and enjoy!

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