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- Spacious museum with an outstanding collection of Venetian glass, English porcelain, Gandharan Buddha statues, Sisley, Pisarro and an incredible Toltec Chacmool. They could not escape lamentation about the "black bodies" and the inevitable inclusion of substandard art based on gender/race but this is to be expected. Nice garden, stained glass roof.Written 21 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The triceratops are truly outstanding, as are the many other fossil skeletons (mainly, if I understand correctly, from Montana and Utah, with a smattering of ancient marsupials). Other superb sections are those about invertebrates (spiders, ants, bees...), and the colonization of Australia (digging gold, early industrialization). The weakest section by far is the aboriginal one, which (apart from the amazing boats) focuses on feel-good, information-less videos. Given the location one is amazed the Museum was not able to bring forth one of the best world collections about Poly-Mela-Micronesia and aboriginal beliefs, traditions, culture but this was not to be.Written 22 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were sceptical at first and ended up all really enjoying our time. Take your time and have fun with it. It's surprisingly easy to get a good picture with a little practise.
If you have some time then visit the area and enjoy the art and have some fun.Written 14 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.Written 7 October 2023
- Well worth doing if you are a sports buff regardless of what sport you follow, knowledgeable and professional staff, the highlight was carol our tour guide , what a cracker, funny, straight down the line, knowledgeable and great with the kids, thanks once again carol , a day my self and my kids will always rememberWritten 21 September 2023
- Federation Square is great for its modern architecture and the awesome NGV. On a sunny day it's a great spot to sit down and rest up for a little while too. There don't seem to be too many food options right there but it is a decent place to relax, people watch and enjoy the beautiful views.Written 27 October 2023
- In Melbourne, everyone comes from somewhere else. Finding out about your origins is fascinating. The Immigration Museum was once the Customs House, and later the Commonwealth Parliament Office. Finding out about this Australian institution is fascinating..Written 23 November 2023
- The Ian Peter Centre is allied to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Potter Gallery's collection is mainly composed of Australian Modernist painters, many of whom had their origins in Melbourne. The Potter is also strong in indigenous art. The NGV is strong in international art, especially European art.Written 25 November 2023
- From the private collection of Mr Johnston donated to the Heritage Trust. A lovely insight into the household items that were used to entertain or decorate a home from a Jacobite cupboard in the kitchen to chandeliers and tea sets and other associated stuff in all the rooms of this double terrace house. he was an antique dealer travelling between the UK, India, China and Australia. A nice way to spend 2.5 hoursWritten 1 August 2023
- The Old Treasury Building was built in 1869 to store the copious amounts of gold flowing from the Victorian goldfields. The Great Australian Gold Rush dated from 1851. Apart from the gold, it was also an office for the Victorian Treasury. These days, visitors can inspect the vaults; there are also a number of exhibitions, including the changing role of women and the evolution of work. Entry is free.Written 30 June 2023
- Wonderful exhibit of aboriginal art ams culture through video, photography, music, and art. This is a combination of video, paintings, and interactive art installations that craft an immervise experience.Written 25 November 2023
- Had a great tour with Kieran, who answered patiently all of our questions.
As he mentioned, highly recommended to visit local indigenous culture tours.Written 29 November 2023
- When the Polly Woodside was launched in 1885, she was the last of a dying breed. This hardy steel-hulled sailing ship was made for hauling cargo, with a hard-working crew to man her. The men who crewed these tall ships worked hard for their money. The Polly Woodside is moored on South Wharf, you can get a good view from outside.Written 20 July 2021
- Really interesting museum covering the history of the Chinese in Australia.
Well laid out with permanent stuff, special exhibitions and a great gold mining experience in the basement!Written 5 October 2023
- Hellenic culture dates back to the ancient world, thousands of years ago. The displays at the Hellenic Museum concentrate on aspects of Greek civilization. The artefacts range from statues to utensils. There are many explanatory placards, which keep visitors informed. Anyone interested in the ancient world will be fascinated by the Hellenic Museum.Written 22 November 2023
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