Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum: Hours, Address, Melbourne Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Melbourne Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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Hayley Pridham-Thatcher
Melbourne, Australia101 contributions
Mar. 2021
A must see in Melbourne, full of different things to see and do! Please add this to your list of attractions for when you come to Melbourne!
Written 12 December 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,302 contributions
Nov. 2021
There are two sorts of people who visit this Museum: small children and adults. The adults are interested in science, of various kinds. Take a hint -- the kids love the dinosaur skeletions and the stuffed animals and not much else. This trip will take around an hour. Many kids are regular visitors. If you want to do some serious museum viewing taking three hours or more, leave the kids at home, or they will drive you bonkers. If possible, visit during the week.
Written 12 November 2021
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bryan r
Geelong, Australia5 contributions
Jun. 2021
I ddint like the fact you had to pay, given most of the museums in melbourne are free. That said, it was excellent and i spent almost 3 hours here looking around. There was a imax 3d cinema attached but we didnt have time for this......

.....now.....if you dont mind.....i really do have a flight to catch. Its true this time haha :)
Written 8 July 2021
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David B
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
May 2021
Took 3 kids ( all under 10) after the insects and spiders etc, they got quickly bored. Needs more interactive stations in my opinion. There are some cool visual arts as you initially walk in ( a room on your left) with 4 walls of cool visuasl matched by chiiled music. The original people exhib was also good to educate the kids about.
I have scored it average which is a little harsh but i can't score it very good.
Written 16 May 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,391 contributions
Apr. 2021
We visited the Melbourne Museum but did not have the time for an extensive visit. It is a beautiful site with many and varied exhibits for the whole family. It is worth spending the best part of a whole day inside. The shop is also worth visiting and several items are actually relatively cheap to buy.
Written 25 April 2021
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Michael G
Victoria, Australia17 contributions
Apr. 2021
As part of a recent trip to Melbourne we went to the Melbourne Museum.
Not having been there before was a little unsure what to expect.
From the time we walked in to the time we left there was something of interest in each exhibit area. There is something for all the family.
Clearly a very popular place, as the morning/day progressed there were more and more people arriving.
The Melbourne Museum is well worth a trip for the whole family.
There is also ample parking in the underground car park
Written 13 April 2021
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PRM
1 contribution
Apr. 2021 • Solo
Avoid the joint Museum/IMAX ticket. Website for booking tickets was very unclear and timings overlapped badly which meant ending up with barely 30 minutes in the museum after the film finished - and then being rushed out through the museum shop at closing time. These are very separate activities - I would definitely avoid combining them in one ticket. No time to look at the museum exhibitions in any detail. Really poor experience - would definitely not go back again.
Written 11 April 2021
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steviedownunda
Melbourne, Australia65 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
27 minutes wait for very mean serve of scones & cream after having to ask twice. Spoilt what would have been a nice day.
Written 24 March 2021
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RAKESH
Queensland, Australia245 contributions
Apr. 2020 • Friends
The entry of museum is attractive,the best part is display of portions are very professional way.u will get more info about australian natives: apart from this others section are psychology,science,art, animals etc
Need plenty of time to visit this museum.
Recommend to everyone.
Written 19 March 2021
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,055 contributions
Dec. 2020 • Friends
There is something about visiting local or regional museums and often the sense of connection with your surroundings is more immediate. The Melbourne Museum has some wonderful collection including a must-see Indigenous Gallery. The stories and artefacts tell a powerful story. The themes of the other galleries range from contemporary art and design to colonial days. The bush land area is also worth spending some time in. Something for everyone.
Thanks for your vote.
Written 11 February 2021
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