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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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Ranked #12 of 332 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great space laid out well. Only disappointment there appeared to be limited Indigenous exhibits?Staff were helpful and friendly. Easy to get to by free tram or free city bus.

Visited March 2013
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“Interesting selection of exhibits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

A museum that covers a lot of different subjects and whilst some are clearly geared to schools and groups, it is very well laid out and has some very interesting areas. The history of Melbourne is interesting as was the exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and Australian animals. Its worth taking in a film at the IMAX as well.

Visited March 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Wide collections of display and informational.

However there is a fee to it. But it will be nice for first timers to see this museum. Ecology, human, dinosaurs, Melbourne culture/history...

Beisdes the museum, shd visit the outdoor shelter garden in the centre... Rainforest settling... with birds, fishes, undergrowth...

Simple and yet informational... Appaluse for converting a simple pen space to a rainforest garden.... Unique i must say...

Enjoy the day @ the museum

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Wasn't worth the $10 entry, Quite frankly I found it very boring, considering other Museums in other States are FREE, Wouldn't bother going again, will go to museums that are free

Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A bit disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Most museums are free - this one is not unless you are a senior. I much prefer the one in Adelaide and Darwin has a superb museum.

Visited March 2013
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