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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. PutMelbourne 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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  • I ddint like the fact you had to pay, given most of the museums in melbourne are free. That said, it was excellent and i spent almost 3 hours here looking around. There was a imax 3d cinema attached.....  more »
  • Took 3 kids ( all under 10) after the insects and spiders etc, they got quickly bored. Needs more interactive stations in my opinion. There are some cool visual arts as you initially walk in ( a room....  more »
  • We visited the Melbourne Museum but did not have the time for an extensive visit. It is a beautiful site with many and varied exhibits for the whole family. It is worth spending the best part of a...  more »
  • Absolutely Love the outdoor kids area at the Melbourne museum. My sons can explore without me hovering over them wondering what they are about to pick up and touch. Everything is safe and clean. The baby feeding and changing facilities are good also. If you are aboriginal you can get in for free so take note. I think you may need to fill in a form. Parking close by was $18 for the day which wasn’t so bad. Thanks guys
  • I simply adore the museum and it's especially wonderful that it's close to where I'm doing my studies at St Vincent's hospital. Nice to just go for a walk around the area. Visited many times, it's breathtaking with all easy access for wheelchairs, parking and anything you need really. Tram stops just outside and within walking distance to Parliament train station as well that I use every time during my commutes.
  • Great Museum,been several times now ova our many trips to Melbourne.Always great for both Adults And kids alike.Don't know how many times its been now, but still have not seen it all,and always something new happening. The whole family enjoyed the Walking With Dinosaurs a couple of years back,very well done and very realistic.Sometime a little to realistic for some little ones...Many other interactive dinosaurs threw out the Museum.Hoping to be able to take the grandson there sometime soon as he loves them so so much... Dose not mater what your into there's something there for everyone both young and old...A truly must see and experience...5 Stars
  • Melbourne Museum ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ $15 for Adults, Free for Kids & Concession (Aussie senior card). Large museum with large indoor outdoor area with plants and explanations of local nature, history area from pioneers and little back alley to walk though. There are lots of great mini-models. The animal section is huge with so many species. Look for the Lion King animals so close together. You’ll hear other guests searching by their movie names. The sea animal area, dinosaur and whale bones are also impressive. The guts section was informative. After a couple of houses viewing the main museum, if you have younger kids, you’ll be able to spend another hour or two as they crawl, dance and play in the kids area. The climbing tree says 5 and under, the museum needs to fix this to be more appropriately aged to 3-8 years old.
  • It's a great place for young kids. It's so good that it was packed so full of people, parents and kids that I couldn't give a 5 star. Perhaps I'll go again after school holidays and when the smoke is cleared and be able to give a 5. BTW - join up and become a museum member. You won't regret it.

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