A Visit To The Melbourne Museum Is A Fascinating Journey Through Natural And Australian History

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Located in Carlton Gardens, a visit to Melbourne Museum to view its exhibits is a fascinating look into natural and Australian history. With well-presented galleries and regularly changing exhibitions, there is always something new to see at the museum.

Housed inside the post-modernist building, Melbourne Museum welcomes the curious to explore and discover both natural and cultural history.

Dinosaur Walk & Wild

Dinosaur Walk at the Melbourne MuseumOne of the most spectacular exhibit areas is Dinosaur Walk. This takes pride of place at the Melbourne Museum and features the skeleton of 17 prehistoric animals, expertly displayed in the gallery.

Skeletons at the Melbourne MuseumUnsurprisingly, visitors are attracted to the 10 dinosaur skeletons, which includes a gargantuan Mamenchisaurus.


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Wild, Melbourne MuseumNext to Dinosaur Walk is the exhibit Wild. Over 600 species of bird, reptile and mammal specimens are displayed within the two-storey gallery.

Wild Exhibit, Melbourne MuseumWandering around the Wild, you get a sense of the diversity of life found on Planet Earth.

Discovering the Melbourne Story & More

The Melbourne StoryAnother interesting must-visit exhibition at the Melbourne Museum is The Melbourne Story. This traces the story and growth of the city featuring many interesting displays.

Melbourne housesThere is Luna Park interactive and an intriguing walk-through display of old Melbourne houses.

Inside a Melbourne HomesteadYou will feel transported back in time and leave with a better sense of Melbourne’s past.

Other exhibits at Melbourne Museum include the The Mind, an interesting examination of the human mind, and First Peoples, a celebration of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.

Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery

Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at the Melbourne MuseumFamilies with children between 0 to 5 years old will also want to pay a visit to the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery. Designed to engage young children and invoke learning and exploration, the Melbourne Museum’s Children’s Gallery features hands-on activities and is great fun for children.

Step into a Forest

Forest GalleryBefore leaving the Melbourne Museum, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Forest Gallery.

Forest SecretsThis area at the museum replicates the environment of a eucalyptus forest.

The lower level of the Melbourne Museum also has an IMAX theatre.

The Melbourne Museum is a fascinating place to visit. The exhibits are interesting and well presented. It makes for a wonderful half-day, or even longer, visit. Admission to the museum is tickets and tickets can be purchased by the main entrance.

Melbourne Museum

Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
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