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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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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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Firstly I lived a lifelong ambition to see Phar Lap which was also great for our daughters to see some sporting history. Apart from that the dinosaur exhibition was incredible in... read more

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Newcastle
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Firstly I lived a lifelong ambition to see Phar Lap which was also great for our daughters to see some sporting history. Apart from that the dinosaur exhibition was incredible in the Science section. There were many educational and interesting exhibits and the children were able to get up close and be involved. Definitely worth having a day in there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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We visited midweek Friday morning and the children's area was jammed packed. I could not believe how many people and prams were there! This was the first time I had visited since the children's area was upgraded. Regular visitor in previous yeArs with my now 14yo and visiting today with my 3yo,4yo and husband. I must say I was underwhelmed!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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My daughter and I LOVE the Melbourne Museum, especially now the new Children's Gallery has opened. The building is beautiful and easily accessible. We are members which is great value. There are SO many exhibits. Dinosaur Walk and the geology sections are our favourites. The museum has a really broad sprectrum of exhibitions and I'd recommend for all ages. I... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a special section specially for the under 5 years, like an indoor playground but with educational stuff. Great place for tired parents to rest while the young ones go crazy in this child-safe section. Free wifi.

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Great way to spend an afternoon; however, you will be dodging many local school group there. The exhibits were very interesting and varied; from dinosaurs to the human anatomy to Australia's indigenous people.

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i have no been here since i as a kid, the place is enormous, so much to do and see for all ages, but it does take a full day to get through most the place and see everything, but in saying that it was quiet enjoyable, great for the kids especially...would recommend it to anybody who has never been... More 

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This museum is for the great and small. Great for large groups, those who wants to know more history/information about certain things/objects, people, etc. Kids will experience and enjoy learning as they can interact or engage in activities around the museum.

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More credit should be given to this museum. I was there working behind the scenes with collections but had a chance to visit the museum itself. It's incredibly interactive and informative. The wild room is unreal, it's a shame it's not made clear that some of the specimens in the wild room are Darwin's skins; the fact that their collections... More 

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This is a wonderful museum. I was particularity interested in the archeological and geological history of Melbourne and Victoria State. There is a nice section on "First People's". It's somewhat romanticized and most of the artifacts are recreations and address the period after Europeans started to move in. Does demonstrate how our common ancestors (Western Europeans) dealt with native peoples... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first visit in a long time and worth the while when an exhibition is there it costs but unlimited time to take them in. The rest of the place is like most museums sectioned out in thier catorgories, but a couple of surprises with the tropical indoor area with scheduled feedings and tours The onsite cafe is good to breakup... More 

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