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  • Hours: Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed on Christmas and Good Friday.
  • Admission: Adult tickets starting at $14

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Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum provides a great experience for adults and children alike. A series of permanent exhibitions relating to the culture, history and the environment of Melbourne and Victoria are housed in several galleries including a lush Forest Gallery, an Aboriginal gallery and a Children’s area.

Exhibitions include Science and Life, Melbourne Story, Evolution, Mind and Body, and many more. Get to see bones and displays of Australia’s mega fauna (giant animals), experience the Dinosaur Walk, Bugs Alive!, Amazing Animals and The Human Body.

Temporary exhibitions run about twice a year and cover a variety of themes. Visiting from March to July 2013 are hidden treasures from Afghanistan temporarily donated by the National Museum in Kabul.
The Museum also houses a good café, an IMAX center and – the museum’s most popular object – a taxidermy original of Australia’s most famous racehorse, Phar Lap.

Housed in a striking building with a huge glass façade, Melbourne Museum is not immediately visible if you approach from the CBD as it stands behind the impressive Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.

Practical Info

Melbourne Museum is an easy walk from Parliament train station or any tram stop along Nicholson, Victoria or Rathdowne Streets.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Melbourne including Queen Victoria Market, Town Hall, Flagstaff Gardens and the Old Royal Mint. Learn ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.72

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Melbourne is a hub of activity with a thriving arts and food scene, and one of Australia's biggest attractions. On a City Sightseeing Melbourne hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $30.11

Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage Trust

Take an Aboriginal tour through Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Journey into their ancestral lands during an Aboriginal ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.38

Melbourne Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Melbourne by bike with a local guide who shows you famous locations and little-known gems on an intimate 2-wheeled tour through the city. Snap photos ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99

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