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Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
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Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie...
Ranked #12 of 410 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The museum opens from 10 to 5 everyday and the entrance fee is $AU 10 per person. It is located at the corner of Nicholson St (or Rathdowne St) and Victoria St. You can get there by free City Circle Tram or by free Melbourne Visitor Shuttle.
The Lower level houses the Discovery Centre, the Museum Theatre, IMAX Theatre and the Afghanistan Hidden Treasures (opening March 22, 2013). On the Ground level, you might easily spend up to 3 hours, only to visit the Science and Life Gallery, the Forest Gallery and the First Peoples Gallery. On this same level, there are also the smaller Children's Gallery, Evolution Gallery and Millary Garden. The Upper level houses the Mind and Body Gallery and the Melbourne Gallery. All Galleries are interesting and worth visiting, particularly when children can see multiple dinosaurs exhibits in the Science and Life Gallery. A must for visitors.

Visited December 2012
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“Grandson was enthralled”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Made one realise just how hard it was for early settlers and even for those who came here on the £10 scheme! There is an I tear active area for children which both grandson and grandad enjoyed.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth it!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

well organized with good programs. very good for singles and families.
play ground for children is fair and there are some entertainment.
big place so plan it in advanced...

Visited August 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“well worth the entry fee”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Having been succinctly inebriated across an entire trip of the city and bar section of Melbourne, left 800, and 1000 dollars respectively out of pocket. We haphazardly wandered across a gorgeous looking park, with a water fountain that was surrounded by a white plastic sheet - not a very good job of hiding it - probably because the statue was twice as big. As we couldn't get into the old gothic stlye building, which appeared to be with a university? We wandered around, saw he museum, and figured that would be next best. The forest / nature walk was a bit of a bore. The blue bird i thought could have been one of those usa drones as it was very robotic.Unhelped that it wouldn't take our blue offering. I'm unsure its ever built a nest properly before either - or been kept in captivity. My favourite exhibit was the taxidermy - assuming this look was the last the animal ever gave. And mind exhibits was also fantastic. The secret to the code is not another 9?¿ Also that dinosaur with the cap - ROFL. Hopefully a good throw.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“not what we expected”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Over all it was a bit of a let down, poor signage, a lot of space not a lot to look at. Cafe was nice if not over un by unruly people who dont know how to stand in line.

Visited December 2012
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