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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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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... read more

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best exhibition I have been to at a museum. Loved that it catered from the very young to the older age groups. Would definitely recommend. Try find a voucher though as it was rather expensive. Wait for the 'events' to happen more than once as you cannot go back through. good opportunities for videos/photos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the Jurassic Display cause dinosaurs have been our thing since childhood. So close to town. Nice walk through the gardens so highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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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 4 days ago 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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