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Address: 11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Wonderful evolving exhibits and static ones as well

Well worth the admission price and wonderfully thought out exhibits that can keep you amused for hours. Quality history evoked throughout the experience to give a deeper... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the admission price and wonderfully thought out exhibits that can keep you amused for hours. Quality history evoked throughout the experience to give a deeper understanding of early Melbourne and life in Victoria

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on our last day in Melbourne and just wanted to spend some time in the city before our afternoon flight. So we decided to spend 2 hours at the Melbourne Museum. It is a huge museum with 2 main galleries. My son, who is a Museum fan, told me that it has to spend minimum half a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum, kind of confusing to get around. They do different exhibits so check their website before going. I enjoyed the one about human anatomy - it was great. Kid friendly too - lots of cool activities for children. Surrounded by a very pretty park nice spot to have lunch afterwards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant for a 2 to 3 hour visit. Not so large that's there's visual or info overload to tire out visitors. Enough cultural artefacts to pique the interest of the young.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good exhibition to start understanding of aboriginal culture and history of colonisation. First is the land. Second the community. This culture has already fusionned into colons view with interbreeding and English speaking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was wonderful, follows through a simple storyline and lasts for 45 min. U do get your money's worth. The dino exhibits are still on, not sure when it's over (when I checked previously, it was supposed to end). Paid 74 for a family of 4, great deal and great idea to escape the cold. Yes, it's still cold!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really enjoyed the visit. Bunjilaka, biomedical, and Melbourne story sections are really interesting. I think Bunjilaka exhibition is really "honest" about the aboriginal community stories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk through the gardens on our way to the museum was beautiful. We enjoyed the First Peoples area and Bugs Alive area. The stuffed animal area was a little freaky but enjoyable. I loved the touch screens that filled you in on some of the things we didn't know. The outdoor area's were closed due to high winds. Very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Melbourne Museum is world class, diverse and easily accessible. Set in the beautiful Carlton Gardens right next door to the Royal Exhibition the Museum deserves a visit and is worthwhile investment for a leisurely morning. It is not free with Adults over 16 being $14.00 , but it's worth every cent of that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the admission price was cheap. We loved the mind and body area and the animals section seeing the live spiders n bugs. Intrugeing way to get to know our own bodies, exploring our anatomy and physiology. Would recommend There is a cafe and a visitors shop too.

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