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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 exhibiton

We came to Melb just for the Jurassic World exhibit and absolutely loved it! We also visited the rest of the Museum and the IMAX which was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came to Melb just for the Jurassic World exhibit and absolutely loved it! We also visited the rest of the Museum and the IMAX which was awesome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went and saw the dinosaurs at jarrasic world which were great except for the price of entry.$$$ Had lunch, which was limited in range and again over priced. The museum had nothing that held the interest of my 7 year old... Quite disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked to visit Jurassic World and enjoyed the opportunity to explore further whilst visiting. Jurassic World was very enjoyable, even with our two younger children aged 3 and 6 at the time. The whole idea of the exhibition is realistic to much of the movie and the dinosaurs certainly feel real! Our 3 year old handled the dinosaurs comfortably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited specifically for the Jurassic World exhibit, but ended up staying to explore the museum with our son. We will be sure to bring him back in a few years when he will enjoy it more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located next to the historic Exhibition Building, the Melbourne Museum does not feel like a classical museum, but rather a fun place to visit and to learn - there are activities for all ages and so much to se that one can have multiple visits.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the family outing to the Melbourne Museum was incredibly short - we arrived at 3pm to be met with large queues and high fees to enter. $14 for just the 'general musuem' and nearly 4x that for the jurassic expedition. While we waited in line for a ticket, we all discussed the issue of why museums need to charge... More 

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

As a child, I used to visit the museum when it was co-located at the State Library building. Now, I took my son to see the exhibits at the museum. It's changed a lot now that it is in its own building. There seems to be a lot less items on display and, a lot less items to interact with.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well organised museum. Kids had a ball. Amazing seeing pharlap. Easy to get to also. Well set out also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Melbourne Museum has a delightful variety of exhibits that will interest anyone who visits. Starting with an excellent showing of the human body and evolution, some of the best visuals of DNA and cell division anywhere. The Mind exhibit is also excellent - with complex mental phenomenon explained in a way children can even understand. The natural sciences, Melbourne... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We headed to the Museum for the Dinosaur Disco - an evening viewing of the Jurassic World exhibition and then time to get your disco on on the dance floor. My daughter appreciated the glow sticks that were given out, but rather than the dance floor, her key interest was on the exhibition - she just couldn't wait to get... More 

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