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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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Most impressed with the staff. We were standing looking a little lost and a lovely man came straight up and had a chat, got us a map of the building and told us what he thought... read more

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most impressed with the staff. We were standing looking a little lost and a lovely man came straight up and had a chat, got us a map of the building and told us what he thought would interest us that was currently on. I guess I'm a little old school and prefer the old style of exhibits and display where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place will help you understand the history of Melbourne and Australia, the way species have evolved or extincted in an interactive and didactive way. Staff is really commited with their job and are always willing to help you. A great place for youngs and adults!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were limited for time so spent it in the newly upgraded children's area. It was fabulous. Lots to see touch and play on and very interactive granddaughter who is not quite two loved it but great for older children too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon here. Very interesting. Exhibits are well planned out. Great for all ages. Enjoyed the dinosaur skeletons and the history of Melbourne.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, loved every second there. There's plenty to do and see there. It's best to keep aside a whole day for this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The $14 entry fee is no indictaor at all of all the fun and discovery waiting inside. From dinosaurs to interactive science expos and from a walk through the history of Melbourne to a big exposition on The first people, all there under one roof. There's even a small nature display, some indigenous art and lots and lots of bugs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This experience is a must for all who visit Melbourne. Interactive areas can be found in all areas. My favourite exhibition is Phar Lap which is a New Zealand horse and the one of the most well known racehorse in Australia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is quite large and comprehensive - due to time constraint we did not manage to explore everything. Advise to come earlier so you have more time to explore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

came here to see the Jurassic World Dinosaur exhibition, in June 2016. booked online and very glad i did, there was a mega queue at the museum entrance, apparently one hour wait. Took me a while to find where we need to go if we've already booked online, had to 'queue' just to ask someone in uniform, no signage anywhere,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely day out and to be fair it changes all the time Membership pretty cheap so worth investing in Parking cheap too

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