This Museum in the Heart of the City is the largest in the Southern hemisphere filled with amazing galleries and Exhibition Areas.
It houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
One of the most interesting things to do when visiting Melbourne is a trip to the Museum.
as one of Melbourne's Top Tourist Attractions due to the fact that
history, the present and the future are cleverly and professionally
displayed giving the visitor a visual and unforgettable experience.
Melbourne's Ultimate Museum
Operating under the banner of Museum Victoria and forming part of the trio, the other two being ...
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Contact details - (03)8341 7777 or 131102
Plan your trip.
Click onto the icon on the map below and follow the prompts.
Imax Theatre At Melbourne Museum
The Museum opened in 1854 and originally was located in Russell Street. This site now houses the State Library.
The new modern site, situated opposite the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings explores the life in Victoria including the natural environment together with the culture and history throughout the past years.
Melbourne: A City of Stories
This book grew out of Museum's permanent exhibition, The Melbourne Story.
That makes it a selective history: one based on objects - things that have survived.
The idea that objects can give rise to stories comes as no surprise to anyone whos ever dug up a shard of old china in their garden, or found an ancient button down the back of a chair.
The Old Melbourne Gaol
This is a museum and former prison located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.
It was first constructed starting in 1839, and during its operation as a prison between 1845 and 1924, it held and executed some of Australia's most notorious criminals, including bushranger Ned Kelly and serial killer Frederick Bailey Deeming.
In total, 135 people were executed by hanging.
Though it was used briefly during World War II, it formally ceased operating as a prison in 1924; with parts of the gaol being incorporated into the RMIT University, and the rest becoming a museum.
The Science and Life Gallery
This is where you will find skeletons of dinosaurs and unusual prehistoric creatures.
The Gallery also contains exhibitions of insects, spiders, marine life and many more interesting species.
Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton - Melbourne Museum
The Melbourne Gallery
Featuring the History of Melbourne from the early 1800's and onward, known as the Melbourne Story.
Cobb And Co Passenger and Mail Delivery Coach
This famous race horse stands proudly displayed for all to see. The horse that won the Melbourne Cup way back in the days of the depression.
For more information on this magnificent horse click this Victorian Museum link.
Phar Lap Racehorse Display
Pygmy Blue Whale
This is the skeleton of this amazing creature you see as you enter the museum.
If you would like more information on this species of whale then click this Wikipedia link.
This is the Blue Whale Information Fact Sheet from the Discovery Centre at the Museum.
The Pygmy Blue Whale Skeleton
The Mind and Body Gallery
This includes the amazing exhibition into the mind, known as Mind: enter the Labyrinth.
The Evolution Gallery
The Forest Gallery
Here you will find live birds, forestry, reptiles and other animal life.
This video below gives you a great idea of this amazing gallery.
The Pacifica Gallery
Highlighting the history of watercrafts of the Pacific Islanders.
The Children's Gallery
All things to do with children from the ages of 3 through to 8.
A Day in Pomeii
Includes the last moments of this great city.
This beautiful, fascinating and educational gallery, Bunjilaka, displays artworks, artifacts and the history of Victoria's South East Aboriginal Communities.
Performances Are Held Here Regularly
Open Daily between 10:00am and 5:00pm
Closed on Good Friday and Christmas day
General Admission is $8:00
Concession and Children -FREE
Check the official Museum website for what is currently on exhibition.
Underground parking is available at a reasonable cost.
Click here for more information on parking at the Museum.
There is also metered parking on the streets surrounding the Museum.
The Museum is quite an experience. One to be shared by all family members, old and young alike.
Make a day of it and don't forget to check out what is on at the IMAX Theatre.
* Discounted Museum tickets are only available for purchase at the IMAX Box Office when admission has been paid to an IMAX film.
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