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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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One of Australia's popular and loved museums!

Perfect for the whole family,...

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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Truly excellent experience with excellent exhibitions. The World War I, Dinosaur and Biomedical exhibits stood out above the others, would recommend for anyone including small... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly excellent experience with excellent exhibitions. The World War I, Dinosaur and Biomedical exhibits stood out above the others, would recommend for anyone including small families

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We visited the Melbourne Museum arriving around 10.30 in the morning. While there was a bit of a queue to get in, this moved quickly and we progressed through to the museum. There is a lot to see at this museum and our visit was around 3 hours and that was probably not doing the place justice. You could easily... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great family day out, cheap affordable and very educational. Great kids area with plenty of cafe to choose from also price are reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to the museum and went directly to the new toddler area, it was so good I spent 2hrs there with my 2yr old and didn't get to see any of the museum. Highly recommend.

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I found the exhibits good enough to look at some of the inteactive things are cool. However I found that it was easy to miss things because of the layout of the place, there are a lot of off shoots and nooks and crannys hard to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the best aboriginal section I have ever seen in a museum : clever, very informative, lots of materials to read or to listen to. the Melbourne history section is also very interesting and very well organised you can easily spend 3 hours + in Melbourne museum and each time I'm visiting Melbourne I spend some time in this museum

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A multi-story aviary and a huge animal display are just a couple of the beautiful and unique exhibits. Well laid out and easy to follow the educational information provided with the exhibits.

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its really great to see museums present learning in a fun and interactive way, and to present history in a way that children would enjoy. my teen son said "why dont they teach me this in school?" it was good to see this from someone who doesn't enjoy school. my younger sone enjoyed the physicality of the displays. my partner... More 

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Lots and lots to see and you need a whole day! I really enjoyed the Aboriginal history, the animals and so much information. If we had kids with us we might need a 2nd day just to come back refreshed. It lacked directions, a map & any schedule of 'feedings' or live displays at all. We were surprised at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Educational, modern and fun! Enjoyed by the whole family and can always learn new things every time. New children gallery is so much fun! Get an annual membership!

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