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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  • A really, really fantastic museum. The kids play area is like nothing else - you can spend hours in there. The natural history (or stuffed animals) part has so many species, the dinosaurs are pretty awesome. The Blue Whale skeleton in the foyer still impresses me, and the outdoor aviary area is also fantastic. Well worth the admission price. Well worth a membership price, TBH.
  • We love the Museum. With 5 Kids this is one of the few places you can visit that has something for everyone. Best thing to do is get here early, which helps in getting a park and leave you with the afternoon to have lunch in the park or wander through the city. There are always new exhibitions on (generally paid) which work well during school holidays.
  • Bring the kids here regularly. My kids love the interactive play area including baby area. I enjoy the animal and prehistoric displays. Getting a membership is worthwhile as you could do a different section each time you came. Cheaper parking for members or for once of visit, book your parking for a cheaper rate. This also has one of the healthiest/ reasonably priced cafes /eateries for a public attraction in Melbourne. Enjoy!
  • Went here as a part of our physio training to experience the Aboriginal Australian exhibit to help us gain insight into creating culturally safe practice. Valuable, and a very modern exhibit. It is well put together. Don't go during school holidays, it's... Busy. And loud.
  • an amazing place to visit they everything you could want from a museum. even as an adult this place is a wonderful experience. I cannot wait till the next time I get to visit this magical place, their indigenous cultural exhibit is fully run by indigenous members of the museum. a magical experience for all ages and a fantastic place for tourist or locals to learn about Australia's/ Melbourne history good and bad.

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