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“Hello Phar Lap”
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Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie...
Ranked #12 of 419 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Brisbane, Australia
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112 reviews
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“Hello Phar Lap”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I primarily wanted to see Phar Lap but really enjoyed the whole musuem, especially the medical displays and the excellent historial Melbourne sections. Loved the 70's lounge room!

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
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“A really fun day out with the kids”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been here many times and I love it each time I go. The huge cinema screen is worth the visit too.

Visited August 2012
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Townsville, Australia
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“Interesting way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The weather was a bit cold for us so we decided to go to the museum. Great decision - wonderful exhibits that will keep young and old engrossed for hours. The Melbourne exhibit was quite informative. The special Mind and Body exhibitions were outstanding, our teenagers really enjoyed spending time here. The 10 year preferred the animal exhibits. There is a very nice cafe that does a great coffee. We also went to the IMAX theatre and watched a short dinosaur film which was great. It is also possible to watch feature films in this theatre e.g. The Hobbit was showing. Definitely recommend to anyone.

Visited January 2013
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Coopernook, Australia
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171 reviews
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“See Pharlap at the museum.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The main reason I went to the museum is to see the famous racehorse, Pharlap. His hide is beauifully mounted and on display in a glass case. There are also some other items belonging to Pharlap on display. Pharlap won the 1930 Melbourne cup. He also won many other races and was a hero in his day. Sadly he died young, before his 6th birthday. The museum is good but a little expensive. There are other things of interest there but think the way the old museum was it had more charactor.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating day out with some history thrown in.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Museum is located alongside the historic Exhibition Centre and close to the CBD as well as Lygon Street (THE place to eat Italian food in Melbourne). Plenty of parking, albeit not cheap, and you can get two hours free on street parking in the nearby streets though you may find you want to stay longer. The collection is very good and well presented. The kids' area is particularly good with plenty of hands on exhibits. The IMAX theatre which forms part of the complex offers some good movies, including 3D, albeit at extra cost. Seniors and kids receive free entry.

Visited January 2013
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