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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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Great place to visit for all ages - many interesting exhibits - gemstone exhibit, dinosaur skeletons, insect collections, bird species and Australian wildlife collections, human... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit for all ages - many interesting exhibits - gemstone exhibit, dinosaur skeletons, insect collections, bird species and Australian wildlife collections, human DNA and native people exhibits.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the few museums in the country you have to pay to enter. Aside from that its no better than ones like in Adelaide or Hobart that are free. There weren't many people in there so that could be a reason.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Melbourne museum is a great way to kill a couple of hours in Melbourne. They have some great set exhibitions (the dinosaurs are one of my favourites!) as well as always interesting short term displays. Of particular interest is their outdoor forest exhibition with live animals and plants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved this museum, one of the best I've ever been too. There are some really informative and interesting exhibits on the body and the brain, and a temporary biomedical discovery exhibit that was great. Some great stuff on the history of Melbourne too. Only spent a few hours here so unfortunately couldn't see it all, but would love to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My children ( age 8 and 9) enjoyed the Life And Science Gallery. They had fun going through the 'dinosaur' section, got to learn about earthquakes, meteors, sea life and so much more. Mind and Body Gallery was a little too over for them to understand, but they had fun with the x-rays and other hands on.. in all, my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the admission price and wonderfully thought out exhibits that can keep you amused for hours. Quality history evoked throughout the experience to give a deeper understanding of early Melbourne and life in Victoria

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on our last day in Melbourne and just wanted to spend some time in the city before our afternoon flight. So we decided to spend 2 hours at the Melbourne Museum. It is a huge museum with 2 main galleries. My son, who is a Museum fan, told me that it has to spend minimum half a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, kind of confusing to get around. They do different exhibits so check their website before going. I enjoyed the one about human anatomy - it was great. Kid friendly too - lots of cool activities for children. Surrounded by a very pretty park nice spot to have lunch afterwards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant for a 2 to 3 hour visit. Not so large that's there's visual or info overload to tire out visitors. Enough cultural artefacts to pique the interest of the young.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good exhibition to start understanding of aboriginal culture and history of colonisation. First is the land. Second the community. This culture has already fusionned into colons view with interbreeding and English speaking.

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