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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.

Hailed 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.

Operating under the banner of Museum Victoria and forming part of the trio, the other two being ...

The Immigration Museum and The Scienceworks Museum

Melbourne Museum Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonezes/4232219151/  Melbourne's Ultimate Museum

Where Is The Melbourne Museum?

The Address...
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Contact details - (03)8341 7777 or 131100

What you will find at the Melbourne Museum?

  • 7 Main Galleries
  • A Children's gallery
  • Temporary Galleries for Exhibitions on all 3 levels
  • The Touring Hall that houses roving exhibitions such as The Mummies from Egypt and the Dinosaurs from China
  • The Age Theatre
  • The Discovery Centre, used for research
  • Cafe
  • A Souvenier Shop
  • The Incredible Imax Theatre, the world's largest cinema format, with a screen up to eight storeys high. Films, from documentaries to latest release movies, can be experienced in 2D or 3D.
Imax Theatre At Melbourne MuseumImax Theatre At Melbourne Museum

The History Of The 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.

The Long and Perilous Journey

The Long and Perilous Journey is an illustrated chronological history, covering the period since the discovery of Port Phillip Bay by Europeans in 1802 to the present.

A History of the Port of Melbourne was commissioned by the Melbourne Port Corporation to provide an accessible and visually delightful book on the working of the largest container port in Australia.

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The Permanent Museum Exhibits

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 at the Melbourne Museum compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/holidaypointau/8019131341/  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 Mail Delivery and Passenger Coach at the Melbourne Australia museum compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/jophan/4974592123/  Cobb And Co Passenger and Mail Delivery Coach

Phar Lap 

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 at the Melbourne Museum compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabl1992/102054526 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.

Pygmy Blue Whale skeleton at the Melbourne Australia Museum compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhaines/457377118/  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.
  • Bunjilaka   
    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

Opening Hours At The Museum

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.

  • Disability access ... Wheelchairs are available at the Museum reception.

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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