Specialty Museums in Melbourne

Top Specialty Museums in Melbourne, Australia

Specialty Museums in Melbourne

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  • Maurice L
    6 contributions
    Watched a one day international, absolutely thrilling atmosphere, great view from our seats, everybody super friendly.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • stooibrown
    St. Andrews, United Kingdom6 contributions
    The best museum I’ve ever been to, bar none.
    The dinosaur exhibit was terrific: informative, engaging, well laid out, impressive.
    The play area for our young granddaughter was the best such area we’ve ever seen
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
    The Australian Sports Museum demonstrates the love Australians have for sport, and the success the nation has had in international competitions, including the Olympic Games. Some sports, such as Australian Football and Rugby League, will appeal mainly to Australians, but some sports in which Australia has traditionall been strong, such as swimming, tennis and cricket have a wide appeal. The Australian Sports Museum will appeal to international and local visitors alike. Many displays are interactive.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • adelgirl70
    Greater Adelaide, Australia487 contributions
    This gallery is a "must see" when in Melbourne. It is located right in the city centre at fed square - close to transport and other local sites. It has an amazing collection of australian art including a great gallery of first nation/indigenous art. Located in a spacious environment and easy to spend a couple of hours just soaking up the culture.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
    When the Polly Woodside was launched in 1885, she was the last of a dying breed. This hardy steel-hulled sailing ship was made for hauling cargo, with a hard-working crew to man her. The men who crewed these tall ships worked hard for their money. The Polly Woodside is moored on South Wharf, you can get a good view from outside.
    Written July 20, 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
    The Victoria Police Museum is currently located at the World Trade Centre Wharf Building. It will close on Friday 31 Jan. 2021 and relocate to 313 Spencer St, reopening in early 2021. The Museum has many fascinating artefacts, tracing the history of the Victoria Police from the earliest days of colonisation.
    Written December 17, 2020
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  • adelgirl70
    Greater Adelaide, Australia487 contributions
    This was on my list of "must see" places to go in Melbourne. I wanted to visit a local indigenous run gallery here in australia and I was not disappointed. Warmly welcomed by the staff. Small gallery with some lovely paintings and a great shop with a good range of locally made products, most of which were out of my budget unfortunately, but i still bought a great book called Black Pearls which is about indigenous sport stars
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia1,994 contributions
    The National Opal Collection is located on Swanston Street, down a small flight of stairs. it is like going underground as the facility is designed to look like a mine. at one end is a small museum with a number of displays. the other end is the retail store. like many, I have walked past this place and never bothered to go in. Yesterday I did. I had not been overly into Opal before, however, there are some stunning pieces on view. It is not as expensive as I would have thought.
    Written November 24, 2021
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  • george1234567890
    Victoria, Australia10 contributions
    We took our three year old grandson, to the museum unfortunately it wasn’t on a Friday morning at 10.30 when they are geared up for young children. There were two fire trucks there when we arrived and when we got to where they were they were just leaving. The actual museum didn’t really cater for children, but for adults they had some very interesting items to look at. Though my grandson did like the horse statues that were pulling an old fashioned fire truck.
    Written November 6, 2019
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
    The Butterfly Club is a fun place for patrons. It has an Art Nouveau feel to it. Acts performed on the stage range from vaudeville to burlesque. It's full of nooks and crannies. The Butterfly Club is in Carson Place, which runs off Little Collins St.
    Written November 14, 2020
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  • David B
    Kyneton, Australia37 contributions
    A magnificent surviving piece of Australian maritime history. A floating museum full of memorabilia that you can explore. The knowledgeable & friendly volunteers will answer any questions, give you a guided tour or let you wander by yourself. Also has souvenirs for sale. Well worth the visit.
    Written January 10, 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,408 contributions
    Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was born in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. He spent much of his life overseas, where he won acclaim as a pianist, arranger, folklorist and composer. The Grainger Museum, on the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, is said to be the only museum devoted to a single individual in Australia. Currently, the museum features Grainger's devotion to self-flagelation. It's best to check on opening hours before you go. By the way, I think the exterior of the museum is ugly, but the exhibitions are interesting.
    Written February 23, 2022
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
    This a classic and antique camera museum and over 2,500 cameras on display. It is free to enter.The Michael family has traded from the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets since 1916 and is now one of Australia's largest photographic specialists
    Written May 14, 2020
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  • Swisshen
    Melbourne, Australia2,281 contributions
    Hubby booked to visit here, and I was a little unsure what to expect. This small venue is packed with music memorabilia, from Kylie, Bon Scott from ACDC and so many more. You receive a cassette shaped card so you can download tracks onto Spotify which is brilliant. This hidden gem is definitely worth a visit
    Written March 1, 2021
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  • Leonie B
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    A fascinating small museum with exhibits relating to the history of the Salvation Army in Victoria. It's located upstairs in a historic building the Salvation Army has owned for over 100 years. The manager showed me around, regaling me with fascinating stories concerning some of the artifacts which included uniforms, books, photos, souvenirs of early outback aircraft ministries, World War 2 ministries, brass band paraphernalia. The Limelight Studios were of particular interest. This is where many Salvation Army silent movies were produced, including "Soldiers of the Cross" (the world's first multimedia presentation of silent movie clips, lantern slides and live music) in 1900. Entry was free. Ring or email to check opening hours, as the museum is open, but the front door may be closed due to Covid.
    Written February 1, 2022
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