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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  • Is a relatively new Museum, but the concept of indigenous peoples from current, real, video and graphics described in detail is was. Located at the Museum but there's attractions the good care of surrounding green and spend half a day.
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  • There is everything: dinosaurs, geology, animals of the world, history of australia and Aboriginal peoples. The building is beautiful and large. Recommended pay per view documentaries or films in the IMAX cinema which has the Museum. The screen is the larger of the planet and is projected by laser. The 3D is incredible!
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  • Loved the Museum, great dinosaur exhibition. Fantastic info on Victorian geology, a good exhibit on the mind and of course Phar Lap! Well worth a visit  more »
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  • Family of 5 visited the museum. Great entry prices that's not going to cost an arm and a leg for a family day out. You are able to see so many exhibits, many about animals, without paying for any extra exhibit prices. There is also a large play area for the children both young and older kids. Many mums meet up there. For the adults, most awesome to see a giant squid.
  • Really good day out. Clean and helpful staff. Great range on victorian, Australian and modest international. Exhibits had clear labels of facts. However didn't see any interactive information (self guided audio tour) to value add artifacts.
  • We spent the whole day here! There are many good exhibits and a couple that are more aimed at teens and adults. The kids really liked the dinosaurs and the history of earth sections. The outside forest area was unique and interesting. Overall, the museum could use more hands on activities. The kids play area is good but mostly aimed at younger kids. As such, it could use more security to prevent escapees. There are 2 dining areas - the smaller one is more of a cafe with some pre-made items. The other restaurant has more selection. Food wasn't bad but don't expect it to be cheap.
  • A world class history museum. It has special exhibits in addition to ongoing sections for kids, and adults alike. The museum has a schools kids entrance, 3D Max cinema, expensive Cafe and gift shop. It covers the body, Melbourne history, aboriginal history, nature, bugs, insects, skeletons and other similar items. Definitely worth a visit with kids.
  • You won't be disappointed! Great place foe a family time as well as for a couple time. Lots of new exhibitions and very nice staff.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
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