Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

4.5
#3 of 326 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. 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 was planning to spend 1h tops in the museum. After three hours, I still didn't see even half of the collection. And I was alone! If you have kids, make plans to stay there for the whole day. The...  more »
  • My partner and I spent a full day at the museum and we could have easily spent two. There is so much to see with exhibits covering so many interesting topics including natural history, human history.....  more »
  • The Melbourne Museum has fantastic displays with information displayed in an easy to digest narrative using multi media to ensure all senses are involved. The first people exhibit is an absolute...  more »
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  • Great place to visit for all ages! The exhibits are fascinating & adapted for young children too. The children's inside playground is large & allows imaginative play. Came here on a weekday at 3pm & it was surprisingly quiet throughout the museum including the play area.
  • Such an awesome place to Visit. Definitely need a good entire day to see things. 2 days if you want to get the most out of it. The history of Melbourne is really great and the exhibits they have are top quality and high tech
  • Love this place! I lived nearby and would visit often. The exhibits are robust and during weekdays not too crowded. Admission for adults is well priced and parking is ample underneath the museum. There is also free WiFi in the building and Carlton Gardens is a lovely park for a picnic.
  • Very, very cool place. If you have kids, there are some buttons for them to press and other things to keep them entertained. The standard entry is good to last you for a couple of hours. Lots of interesting exhibitions, especially the history of Australia. Can easily sit and stare at the animals for a long time (they have been through a taxidermy process, so if you're not into that, avoid)
  • One of the must see places in Melbourne! If you have kids then it should definitely be on the top of your list. The permanent exhibition part of free and can easily take up to half day to see everything. It is spacious and well organized. Magnificent collection of insets! Loved the experience!
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