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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
+61 3 8341 7777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located in Carlton Gardens Melbourne this is an excellent museum to explore the history, nature and culture of Melbourne and Victoria. As well as the permanent exhibits which include the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, The Melbourne Story & the Forest Gallery there are regular temporary...More

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to visit. Does not matter what age you are, a lot of information on so many different topics. Very educational for school age children. Highly

Thank DebG P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Children's art gallery is a fantastic place for small children, I however advise going early as possible as it does start to become over crowded if it's a not so good day in Melbourne, prams line up all along the side and there is literally...More

Thank Missclaire_88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interactive museum. Exploring many themes, including nature, science, biology, psychology, history and more. Good for families, couples, educational groups, individuals, children, young teens. Also has a small garden (rainforest). Store and cafe there. Very close to everything in Melbourne CBD. Concession discounts available.

Thank Tone A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is well worth visiting even young children love exploring the exhibits. You can explore a real life housing setting of early Melbourne also a temperate rainforest with running stream and large gum trees plus bird life etc. On top of this the Dinosaur...More

Thank McMillan46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibits but we did not spend enough time here to see as much as we wanted to. The staff were very friendly and courteous. Free admission for seniors card holders was an added bonus. Would thoroughly recommend, but allow 3 to 4 hours.

Thank robertandfiona2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had limited time so looked through the Aborigonal section and Melbourne history section. They were really good. Loved the whole set up and enjoyed the outdoor walk through the 'forest' between levels. Wish I could have spent longer there!

Thank Jacqui R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The section related to the history of Melbourne and of the aboriginal people is simply fantastic, it deserves a visit and time to read the stories. The part related to the natural history is also good, but a bit less interesting.

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great range of exhibits and something for everyone. Took us a good 3-4 hours to look around everything. Would recommend to anyone and a great thing to do on a rainy day.

Thank Dylan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge museum with a lot to see and explore. Our family went during the week, so it wasn’t as busy as the weekend. There are many exhibitions to see, from animals, history, old cottages, flora and fauna, bugs, dinosaurs, the mind and others. What we...More

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Rossina S
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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.
Robert S
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Response from Dque | Reviewed this property |
Free for children, pensioners and students. $14 as others have said for adults.
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