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Melbourne Museum

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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...more
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11 Nicholson Pl | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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On a trip to melbourne to see the tennis on our lay day went to see the current exhibition of the life of Nelson Mandela. Having been to south Africa and Robben Island we were keen to see the exhibit. Excellent job done by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well maintained exhibit and clean and beautiful surroundings. My daughter specifically enjoyed the dinosaur structures. Also there is specific play area for kids falling under the age of 5years. Easily accessible by Melbourne tram. This museum is a good place to keep both younger...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandhya k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has a good range of exhibits that are well presented. A great insect section and dinosaurs. Only concern is that it is quite small.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnE817
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wasn't originally planning to visit this museum but when the temperature soared over 40C/100F, this was a great place to beat the heat and I'm glad we visited. I particularly enjoyed the Aboriginal exhibit and the Melbourne history. The temporary exhibit for Nelson Mandela was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ltdscott
Reviewed 6 days ago

My kids were enjoyed. They provide many zones that kids like. I could not find nice food there, only the fast foods at downstair.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rita_po13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here almost 2 hours, could have been longer. Excellent exhibits! The collections off stuffed animals is amazing and cleverly explained. Dinosaur bones amazing. Australia history and first people exhibits fascinating. Loved the Cunningham skink crossing my part very cheekily and listening to my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trippytraveler22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibition was rich with many beautiful iconic historical pieces. It was organised in sections that well presented the spirit of the Vikings in that ancient era.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NourAwari
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After living in Melbourne for 10 years, we finally ventured to Melbourne Museum. Having just returned from LA where we went to both The Natural History Museum and California Science Center, I have to say, Melbourne Museum beat both of those by far! It kept...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 973sharynw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is huge and you will need two days to see everything without rushing. There are toilets and a café on site, plus a gift shop and underground parking. There is plenty for the whole family here with everything from dinosaurs to insects to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a bucket list item for me to stand next to Phar Lap. Was an awesome experience for me. Love the history of Melbourne and the Dinosaur walk is always interesting. Great family day. Kids are free to enter aswell

Date of experience: January 2019
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4 January 2019|
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Response from McMillan46 | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to park in the streets close by but there is also a carpark attached to the museum and associated Hi Max picture theatre.
14 November 2018|
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Response from 3-s-j-m | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don’t work for the Museum however I’m sure you can because I was offered Mandela tickets when I visited. If you go to the Melbourne Museum website you can book tickets and it looks like they are discounted 10% if... More
2 April 2018|
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Response from Travelaround59 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry made a mistake with a different museum! We bought the tickets on the spot and it wasn't busy.