Things to do in Lygon Street

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Lygon Street, Melbourne

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What travellers are saying

  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Melbourne Museum appeals to young families. The Museum has a wide variety of displays. Social exhibits are interesting, they take you back to times gone by in Melbourne. Scientific exhibits are enthralling; youngsters are particularly fascinated by enormous dinosaur skeletons. Phar Lap is the exhibit of the thoroughbred racehorse who won the Melbourne Cup; Phar Lap is said to be the most outstanding champion horse in the history of Australia. The media coverage of Phar Lap is very interesting.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Lee S
    Australia2,586 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely Heritage building in Carlton Gardens in the heart of Melbourne, the building was built between 1879 to 1880 as an Exhibition building. We could not gain entry to the building, the building looks a little tired & could have a new paint job.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Robert P
    Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good range of meats but lacking that smoked overload. Large platters to share and all enjoyed dishes but needed sauces.
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • Leannie
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed both a walk around the grounds as well as taking in the sun on the grass. Was fairly busy with walkers and sunseekers alike, and very easy to access via the tramline.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice display of the Italian immigrant group, how they came to Australia and why. My favorite part was the time line that compares what was going on in Europe to what was happening to immigrants to Australia.
    Written 7 March 2019
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  • mypoclav
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The technology is not quite on the level of "The Matrix" or "Ready Player One", but we still had fun.
    The game we played very much reminded Portal 2 co-op, but played in VR.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia15,759 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I were here to watch "Arctic 3D. Our Frozen Planet" by BBC Earth. It was narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Exclusive to IMAX.

    We thoroughly enjoyed watching this spectacular documentary in 3D. Well worth the price of entry.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • kel
    Townsville, Australia23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit but DO NOT DO HIGH TEA. The high tea was $80 PER PERSON, they tried to get me to pay $80 for my 1 year old. GLAD I DIDN’T. It was the downfall of the trip, we were so looking forward to the high tea at the flower show and we’re left very disappointed.

    Flowers were amazing and blooming. Not enough seats to sit down and relax, barely any rubbish bins, you walked miles before you found a place to sit down. Good areas were way too busy and tripled in price, people were sitting on the ground because of the horrible seating. Not good for older people.
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little slice of green space in the city not far from Melbourne University. It's about the size of a small city block.

    Would you go out of your way to see it? No. It's just a small park area.
    Does it have anything of artistic value you just have to see? No. As above.

    However it is a pleasant area to 'take 5' if you feel the need and no doubt many university students over the years have done just that in between classes or similar.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Mama is an idependent theatre. It has survived since the 1960s on a shoestring budget. Many classic Australian plays have had their first nights here, La Mama is all about live theatre, La Mama is located in Carlton, it's easy to get to.
    Written 9 March 2022
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  • Paul L
    Hallam, Australia940 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant green space not far from Melbourne University this parkland is around the size of a small city block and doesn't have any special reason to visit it. It is however a nice enough slice of greenery and appeared quite clean upon my visit, not festooned with rubbish or random homeless people.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Readings is a bookshop for connoisseurs. There is no better collection for bibliophiles in Melbourne. No-one minds if you browse to your heart's content. I had looked for a copy of "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" by Lawrence of Arabia. Fortunately, it was in stock, for my convenience. Readings is in Lygon Street, you can always pick up a special book.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • Vicki J
    Woodend, Australia600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have been visiting this gallery for years and have got some beautiful works of art from here as well. You are guaranteed quality work from this gallery, very experienced operators. The current exhibition of modern Australian art is worth a look, the gallery is in a wonderful old building a stones throw from the famous Lygon Street. We had the place to ourselves being near closing time on a week night we were offered tea on arrival and given all the time we needed to enjoy the art on display.
    Written 4 July 2019
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hochgurtel Fountain, also known as Exhibition Fountain, is a huge fountain, located on the south side of the Royal Exhibition Building, outside the Great Hall. It was built in 1880 for Melbourne's International World Fair. It is a magnificent work of art.
    Written 2 July 2021
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  • Brad J
    Perth, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A big thank you to the very helpful ladies that I had the pleasure to meet while helping my wife to check in for her flight to Perth. The upgrade and the way we we're treated at check in was fantastic and helped make our visit to Melbourne even better.
    Written 19 May 2017
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