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Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
(4.5/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Melbourne Museum a part of your Melbourne vacation plans using our Melbourne vacation planner.
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  • Although the design means there is a lot of wasted space the exhibitions were well laid out and the medical one particularly interesting. Unfortunately the cafe was being upgraded and the temporary on...  more »
  • Very clean, well organised and informative museum. Look for museum plus Imax combo packages. Good for children and adults. The human body, mind and extinct animals section is the best part. 
  • A place filled with plenty of exhibits for the young and old alike. Well laid out with different areas for specific exhibits. 
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  • Museums are our link to the past even if it was the worst museum i went to i still would have given it 5 stars. Thankfully this one is not it has an amazing array of rocks crystals and minerals, Dinosaurs, Animals, Bugs and so much more you can easily spend the whole day with the kids. WWI history takes you back in time and the Aboriginal section connects you back to our Australian land. Cafeteria is priced OK but you can always bring your own food and eat at one of the many spots assigned just for kids.
  • A very big, impressive museum. I particularly enjoyed the interactive displays, varying exhibitions on interesting topics and the big spaces. The free tour guide was not as interesting as she pointed out obvious facts and did not allow the museum to speak for itself. She rushed through some exhibits and skipped the interesting parts. I highly recommend visiting this museum if you want to learn about aboriginal culture in Australia when visiting Melbourne. It is very child friendly too.
  • Concession ticket is free. Great for us poor students. Currently the Jurassic exhibition is on, but tickets are expensive. Most importantly, you won't have enough time to see the main exhibitions already. So it is wise to skip the that one. The WWI exhibition: Love and Sorrow is the major stop of my visit. The wound of the war is reviewed with the story of eight WWI participator and witnesses. Their stories, as part of the tales of millions of family torn apart by the Great War, were heart-breaking yet thought-provoking.
  • Have gone here many times and it's always great! Forest walk is my favorite- it's so beautiful in there. Displays very interactive, and special events well put together.
  • One of the best modern educational and interactive museum that I have visited. There are always new exhibits in the museum. This is for everybody. A must go place in melbourne. One can spend a whole day learning new stuff.