Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

4.5
As the Southern Hemisphere's largest museum, Melbourne Museum will likely offer something that captures your interest. Permanent exhibits cover dinosaurs, the first people in Victoria, evolution in Victoria, the story of Melbourne's transformation over time, deep-sea life, the human body, and more. The Touring Hall showcases temporary exhibits, so be sure to check what's on display here while you're in Melbourne. Put Melbourne Museum into our Melbourne travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Our family of 2 adults & 2 kids (aged 15 and 8) enjoyed all the exhibits. The dinosaurs were a particular hit. Plenty of interesting things to looks at if you are looking to fill in afew hours.  more »
  • Melbourne museum is a MUST visit while in Melbourne. It has amazing diwplay and learning tours about science, art and history. I would say this should be on the top of the list when you are looking fo...  more »
  • Rude staff, I didn't know the museum close his doors at 5pm and the staff sold me a ticket at 4. Impossible to enter the next day explaining the situation.  more »
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  • The Melbourne Museum is fairly new. It was designed by Denton Corker Marshall, and opened in the Carlton Gardens in 2000. Its contemporary design takes a number of references from the Royal Exhibition Building including the axial composition of its three distinctive roof canopies. With the number of exhibits and interactive displays, and the amazing indoor children's play area, you can pretty well spend all day here and in fact, a day may not be enough to see it all. It truly is an amazing museum and well worth the entry fee. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The Melbourne Museum is highly recommended for young and old.
  • My partner and I took our daughter while we were in Melbourne for her first Xmas visiting family, she was 8 months old at the time. We absolutely loved it and spent hours (pretty much all day) there. They have a new kids area and its just awesome. I recommend anyone with children aged 6 months-12 years would have an absolute ball in this area. Not only that but that is just a small section of the museum. There is so much to see and you could spend hours walking around and learning new things. I advise anyone heading to Melbourne, or who even live in Melbourne, to head over! Price is great, free for children and commission/pensioner , adults $14 :)
  • A fantastic museum with exhibits that appeal to young and old alike. They usually have a special exhibition which does require extra payment but they are always fantastically put together. The staff are friendly and always happy to answer any questions about the exhibits. The shop if worth a look through too.
  • I love history so thoroughly enjoyed this place. There was a special display of wildlife photography on the second floor which was very nice. The third floor is the main exhibits. There are many interactive displays and all are very well done. It was interesting to see all the First Nations info. There was so much more than I knew about. If you want to know more about BC, this is the place to go.
  • Museum was OK with lot of historical and cultural artifacts. Good learning for kids. But my view of museum is different from what I saw. Each artifact should tell a story which can go back to centuries. However, most of the artifacts were mere replica and some were fancy stuffs of modern ages. Not much to see apart from replicas before 17th century.

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