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“Historical and Scientific Masterpiece” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
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Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie...
Ranked #12 of 346 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Newcastle, Australia
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“Historical and Scientific Masterpiece”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

So much to do and see. Loved all the Aussie cultural references, especially the real life Aussie settings created around the insect/arachnid displays ie Spiders making webs around outside taps. Loads of interactives for kids.......and adults!

Visited April 2013
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Gold Coast
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“Must go see, but DON'T eat there!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went to the Afganistan exhibition and then checked out the rest of the Museum. First Class and well worth the visit. However don't eat the food at the Cafe. Four of us and everyone had a disappointing meal. Pies & party pies and sausage rolls especially were disgusting. Very dry - looked as tough they had been in the warmer for a week!!!

Visited April 2013
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Wyong Creek, Australia
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“Brilliant museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This museum is just as good as I remember. There are great interactive displays and heaps of animals. It is pretty big and there is even an indoor rainforest! Well worth a trip out.

Visited April 2013
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I have not been there for years. It has gone from sterile to vibrant and engrossing. Great interpretation, the place was pulsating. It's setting is worth the visit alone - a World Heritage Building in the forecourt!

Visited April 2013
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“Melbourne Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I loved it! Went there by myself (free entry thanks to student card) and entertained myself for hours. I think it would be very nice to visit with kids as well. Lots to see, clean bathrooms, friendly staff.

Visited March 2013
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