Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

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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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  • We had a fantastic day here which is surprising as i'm not usually keen on museums. We had a guided tour for an hour and the old guy was super friendly. The cafe was really expensive. The collection o...  more »
  • We were lucky to get to the museum as a guided tour was about to start. Ian was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and you could see he enjoyed doing what he was doing. We were traveling with a b...  more »
  • Planned to spend a whole day there and ended up with only one hour before attending a function for the Food & Win Festival. But in that hour, what a site. Team at the front counter were awesome and ve...  more »
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  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Best museum ever. Adult ticket is just $15 and children and concession are free. Very good made. Clean and good maintenance. Best part was about the animals from the dinosaurs to the insects, marine and wild. There were reproduction, real and also some live insects. Interaction with the museum. Awesome. You need almost 2/3 hours for the whole tour.
  • We had a fabulous time at Nocturnal - held on the first Friday night each month. The food trucks parked at the entrance were perfect for dinner. The music was Great, and the experts on hand in the bug exhibit were so knowledgeable! Such a fun way to spend a Friday night!
  • What a fantastic trip to the Melbourne z museum today. We didn't have enough time to get through all the amazing exhibits. Will be planning a trip again soon. Highlight was seeing a male Bauer Bird building a nest and doing a courting dance for the female. So cool!

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