Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

4.5
#4 of 309 in Museums in Victoria
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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  • This exhibition was rich with many beautiful iconic historical pieces. It was organised in sections that well presented the spirit of the Vikings in that ancient era.  more »
  • After living in Melbourne for 10 years, we finally ventured to Melbourne Museum. Having just returned from LA where we went to both The Natural History Museum and California Science Center, I have to ...  more »
  • This place is huge and you will need two days to see everything without rushing. There are toilets and a cafĂ© on site, plus a gift shop and underground parking. There is plenty for the whole family he...  more »
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  • A decent museum in a lovely park. My wife and I came here as our first 'touristy' adventure in the city. Admission isn't super cheap and is just about worth the price if you visit everything. YMMV but the aboriginal exhibition was the best part for me. There's not a huge amount of interactive stuff to 'do' so be prepared to read lots to get your money's worth.
  • The museum is such great value for money! Took my Mum (senior, free) and my son (child, free) so only had to pay for myself! Your ticket gives you entry all day so we went out and had a picnic and went back in again after lunch. Plenty to see and interactive exhibits to keep the kids amused. Staff are friendly and helpful
  • So much to see! We went on the guided tour they offered first, so you can at least take in the highlights of the exhibits. That really helped us narrow down what we most wanted to see first, but we still wished we'd had time to see everything. I personally recommend going to their First Peoples exhibit first and foremost though!
  • This is a truly world-class museum. Very modern, exhibits all in truly fantastic order and nothing broken down or inoperable in respect of interactive pieces - nothing annoys me more than seeing 'out of order' signs in museums, so good to see this isn't the case here. Very easy to navigate, spacious, and with an extremely welcoming feel. One of the best museums I have ever been to, absolutely recommended.
  • Terrific exhibitions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibit both informs and challenges as to how we might do better in this great country with our First Nations People. The visiting Mandela exhibit is likewise informative but unless we are impacted to do differently we have missed the point of it. Nelson, what an inspirational leader!
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