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Address: 11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, 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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This place is awesome. It is great for kids and adults alike. Great exhibits and incredibly informative. The only downside is that it is north of the city and can be a bit... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is awesome. It is great for kids and adults alike. Great exhibits and incredibly informative. The only downside is that it is north of the city and can be a bit difficult to get to if you dont have a car. I really like this place and it is not difficult to lose yourself for a few hours.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the wild exhibition and bugs alive. Not many staff members about to ask questions. Very clean and modern. Tickets could be cheaper

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my three kids today, 8yo girl and 4 yo and 4month old boys.... What a great day out! The Jurassic world exhibition far exceeded my expectations. However, my 4 year old boy, who LOVES t-Rex, was a little scared at first because of the sheer size and realistic look to them...but after some "don't worry it's not real,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice to visit, Jurassic world was great, helpful knowledge, easy to reach this building with tram (free tram zone), good experience.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Museum in May 2015 and found most of the displays very interesting and in particular the World War 1 information and displays were very informative

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a must!! We couldn't believe all the dinosaurs, animals etc here. Very easy to get around. Loved the dinosaur exhibition that was here as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In Bunjilaka, the Museum tells the story of survival against the odds and celebrates vibrant Aboriginal cultures through performances, storytelling, artwork and more. It's a beautiful experience with the story being told in many ways through objects as well as photographs. moving image etc. I enjoy the rest of the museum but this is always the highlight for me.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty much went for the Jurassic Park attraction and that was great! The rest of the museum was ok really enjoyed the history section but the rainforest part is a waste of time! The other parts were ok.

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

The Jurassic Exhibit was fantastic, my kids loved it. We managed to see most things with our young family of five and the kids faces said it all. We ate at the cafe out of convenience and would rate it a 6/ 10. There was quite a wait in the line to order but the food was good, if not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prebooked a Ticket for 1000 Jurassic World Exhibit. The museum does not open till 1000. I was glad i prebooked as its was very busy at 1000 and was able to go into the exhibit right away.There is a rather large $4 booking fee. I have seen the Jurassic films so was interested in seeing the Exhibit. There are a... More 

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