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Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

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#2 of 356 in Museums in Victoria
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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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  • Really nice place to spend few hours at. The staff is kind and helpful, at night time is even better. 
    Really nice place to spend few hours at. The staff is kind and helpful, at night time is even better.  more »
  • Very underrated place in Melbourne. I am not a fan of museums, but I came here since my sister was in town, and I was just amazed by the place! The ticket is only $15 for adults, and you can include....  more
    Very underrated place in Melbourne. I am not a fan of museums, but I came here since my sister was in town, and I was just amazed by the place! The ticket is only $15 for adults, and you can include....  more »
  • Melbourne Museum is fun for families, there are lots of things to see. The stuffed animals entrance toddlers, our grand daughters loved them. Many of the historic artifacts will appeal to more... 
    Melbourne Museum is fun for families, there are lots of things to see. The stuffed animals entrance toddlers, our grand daughters loved them. Many of the historic artifacts will appeal to more...  more »
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  • the museum has many varied exhibits that are enjoyable for all ages. I especially enjoyed the life sciences section, specifically the bug section. I highly recommend the miniature models section, which is fun for all ages. there is also a cafe there for people to sit. there was also a lovely exhibition on aboriginal people and their culture. warning for some bright lights on that one
  • We took advantage of free general admission for pensioners and spent a leisurely hour or so exploring the forests display. Wonderfully put together and as we were early mostly quiet. As regular bush walkers we are very familiar with the sounds of whip birds. To have them singing in full view a few metres from us was a delight that we had not experienced before. Worth the visit just for that. Highly recommended.
  • Melbourne Museum, their was so much to see, it took a good few hours to try and cover everything the museum has to offer, but that did include a visit to an i-max 3D film, which was pretty damn WOW, don't miss it if you have the chance to attend! It really topped off the visit today. I have to make a mention regarding staff at Melbourne Museum though... FABULOUS!!! From the phone call I had to make in the morning of our trip in (spoke to the wonderful Matthew), to the cleaning staff I asked directions from, the restaurant staff at Mercury and the lovely attendant at the gift shop, all of you made a great day even better! Thank you so much. It's kindness and professionalism like this that really tops an experience. Thanks MM, we'll be back!
  • Such an amazing venue. There is so much going on. We took our boys (4 & 1) and they were engaged and interested in each of the areas! Plan a full day, and make sure you explore! The building and exhibitions are made even more interesting by the staff. The staff are enthusiastic and so knowledgeable. One even helped point us to a quiet area to have our lunch when one of our boys way getting a bit overwhelming. Lovely place and lovely people. 100% recommended. And keep an eye on the changing special experiences. Always something new to see!!
  • Today 27 April 2022, for a birthday celebration, we saw the triceratops exhibition, Brilliant! The fossils and video explanations / descriptions were top class! We also saw the rocks minerals and crystals, WOW! Beautiful. We went into the forest gallery where we were treated to the Bowerbird doing a dance in his bower, the other birds were flying and calling out, just like we're in a real forest! The Melbourne museum, always interesting! You must go here!

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