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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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Initially I was a little bit peeved at there being an entry fee, but by the time I'd finished I could appreciate and see where the money went. Spent over two and a half hours here... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Initially I was a little bit peeved at there being an entry fee, but by the time I'd finished I could appreciate and see where the money went. Spent over two and a half hours here and still there was plenty left. Everything was just well constructed, and although I can't quite put my finger on why, I was engaged... More 

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Sawtell, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours. Diverse range of exhibitions to enjoy. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition about how the mind works.

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Bowral
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great range of displays and artefacts. Free tour recommended for a great introduction. Plenty of things to entertain children and great technology

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Death Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Melbourne Museum is a great place for families (in fact a great place for anyone). Plenty of exhibits mean that you can spend a whole day here. Coming up soon is the exclusice Jurassic World exhibition (look it up!). Conveniently located right next to the IMAX Theatre means you can see a file and go to the museum on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is next to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildings so if you have time visit both. The museum is a modern building with several levels for rotating exhibitions and some longer term exhibits. It is worth checking what is showing before you go but there is always something interesting. There are several other museums in Melbourne such... More 

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Thank Virginiaatf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing like the old museum in swanston st. Which we loved. Its very modern and clinical. With a small amount of relics they used to display.

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South West Rocks, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pretty big museum with a range on display to suit everyone's interest. Human body and brain, pharlap, Melbourne history,world war 1, dinosaurs.... We didn't get through it all but what we saw was rather interesting. Free entry to students was a bonus!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am a museum buff. This place is a bit expensive but worth the entrance fee. if you buy the myki visitors pack there is a 20% discount coupon in there so remember to use it. the museum is situated beside the royal convention centre, which is beautiful architecturally itself. there are 2 floors (there is a basement but there... More 

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Thank jensen0811
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is packed full of things to see and learn. Spend the whole day there, there's way too much to see if you only give yourself a couple of hours. Extremely reasonably priced, you'll be amazed at the variety of exhibitions there, all included in the one entry fee.

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Thank Amy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Melbourne has great art and architecture and both are here. The exhibits were stunningly curated and designed, especially the indigenous culture and art exhibits. And the museum's setting within the park makes for a lovely stroll.

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