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Review of Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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32 reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We loved the museum. they have a children's area which my daughter loved. I was perplexed by the phar lap exhibit and my partner loved the cars and machinery don't go to Melbourne without at least taking a look

Visited October 2012
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“A brilliant museum”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

As a student, entry was free. The museum has a brilliant, modern facade and its exhibits are fantastic, intriguing and hands on. Opposite the Exhibition Hall, the Museum gives you a glimpse into early Australian settlement, Aboriginal heritage, and of course, the usual Biology and Human exhibits. The IMAX theatre located in the complex is fantastic and has a huge screen (not the world's largest as its states however), the 3D movies are reasonably priced

Visited July 2013
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“great place to learn about the history of Melbourne”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

A great place to spend a few hours learning about the history of Melbourne. Enjoyed the design comp too. Good café too.

Visited June 2013
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“needs to be more accessable to disabled people”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

My friend and I went to the Melbourne museum - and I was actually rather disappointed. There wasn't anything really exciting to feel - apart from a heap of rocks *which, lets face it are not very exciting* I would have liked braille descriptions - or at least an audio guide like a lot of museums have.

Visited June 2013
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“Sweet Taxidermy”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Stuff I liked: the extinct Tasmanian tiger, the taxidermed horse--Phar Lap. The staff was super friendly. Sad that the aboriginal section is closed for renovation.
If you go after 4:30 you can get in for free.

Visited July 2013
Thank MrSteveUSA
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