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Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed on Christmas and Good Friday.
11 Nicholson Pl,Carlton

The basics

Centrally situated in Melbourne, the museum is easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. Several city tours, including bike tours and hop-on hop-off buses, include a stop at the museum, with some offering optional entrance.

The museum features a Forest Gallery with trees and wildlife; the Melbourne Gallery, which tells the story of the city; the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre; an IMAX theater; the Science and Life Gallery; the Te Pasifika Gallery, dedicated to the Pacific Islands; and the Children’s Gallery. Temporary exhibits are diverse, from “Revolutions: Records and Rebels” about the culture of the late 1960s to “Gut Feelings,” which focuses on how microbes affect the brain and body.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Melbourne Museum is a must for science and culture buffs as well as those who want to learn more about native Australians and the history of Melbourne.
  • The galleries and public spaces are accessible via elevators and ramps.
  • Wheelchairs and scooters are available to use on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Bike racks are available just outside the museum.
  • The museum has an on-site shop and cafe.
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How to get there

The museum sits in Carlton Gardens just north of the Central Business District. It can be reached via tram from the Gertrude and Nicholson stop or city buses that stop along Rathdowne Street. The museum also has a paid car park.

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When to get there

The museum is open daily from late morning to early evening, but there may be closures during public holidays and special events. There are talks, lectures, tours, and other events on a regular basis.

Kid-friendly activities include family programs and special events that coincide with Victoria’s school holiday periods, which take place four times a year, (typically in April, June to July, September to October, and December to January). Consider booking a museum tour before it opens to the public to explore the collection without the crowds.

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Carlton Gardens

This Victorian-era park attracts locals and visitors with its picnic areas, grassy spaces, fountains, mini-lakes, and possible wildlife sightings such as brushtail possums. In addition to the Melbourne Museum, the other main attraction is the Royal Exhibition Building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose 1880s architecture stands in stark contrast to the museum.

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