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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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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.
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11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a highly enjoyable couple of hours here and would have spent longer had it not been closing. Good for kids with its dinosaurs, taxidermy and maritime exhibits and children's gallery, but the highlight for us was Bunjil's Wings, a kinetic sculpture fusing a...More

Thank turtletripper
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a recent trip to the museum I was blown away with how friendly and helpful the staff were. We were there with one of us in a wheelchair and an autistic child and from buying the tickets to the help in the cafe and...More

Thank chris150181
Reviewed 4 days ago

Massive amount to see and do so make sure you reserve the good part of a day in this place. There is plenty to intrigue adults and children and it really is a great place for families to visit. We were in Melbourne for the...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is such a wide range of displays at Melbourne Museum you can lose yourself for a whole day. Amazing amount of learning for the whole family, very accessible to all ages. Some of the interactive displays in the dinosaur area kept my 8 year...More

Thank D G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was reluctant to enter as I had limited time but decided to do so. I am pleased I dd. it was easy to navigate their museum, the displays were very interesting, especially the one about the human brain etc. Great to finally see Phar...More

Thank Mare170
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being from Australia I always love to visit museums in different countries to learn about the culture and history. This museum was fantastic and had phenomenal exhibits. I spent an entire rainy morning here just wandering around. The great thing is the free tram...More

Thank Maygs9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent 6.5 hours at the museum today. Granted I love spending time at museums but this one was extraordinary. Favorite exhibits: - Revisiting the 1967 law that classified First Nations people as human beings -> this was one of the only things I knew...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for 3.5 hours with our 1.5 year old who was kept busy in the children's area for nearly a hour then we investigated the rest of the museum very well set out amazing kids area affordable cafes plenty of parking which is reasonable...More

Thank oldmate_84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather looked a bit like rain so we opted for the museum over the zoo. Great choice! The place is really well laid out and lots of room so you didn't feel like you were in a crowd. Had a 12 year old with me...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed by the insect collection and by the story of Phar Lap. Also, the anthropologic part was very good and well explained. The interview with the aboriginal witnesses are very touching and informative.

Thank corrado l
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Robert S
22 March 2017|
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Response from Dque | Reviewed this property |
Free for children, pensioners and students. $14 as others have said for adults.
Mel M
3 February 2017|
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Response from VerGiu | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it is.
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5 January 2017|
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Response from jlaford1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a large section with Aboriginal artifacts, found it to be very interesting