Melbourne Museum

You could easily spend a few days at the Melbourne Museum - especially if your child spends more than half the day in the enormous kiddies play area like mine did!

Melbourne Museum (and Royal Exhibition Building)

There's loads to see........

........I saw dinosaurs, stuffed animals, spiders, birds, reptiles, insects (not all dead by the way!), a rainforest area with live birds and animals and an exhibition about how Victoria was formed but looking at the website I see I missed a lot more than I saw........

.........Not surprising really as I only saw about half the building downstairs and nothing upstairs!

There are 21 permanent exhibitions with subjects like how the earth formed,......

.......how life developed in Victoria,........

........a Mind and Body gallery.......

Melbourne Museum dinosaurs

.......exhibitions on marine life, evolution, water use and about Melbourne itself.......

........a Discovery centre.......

........an aboriginal cultural centre,.......

.........a children's gallery for children to discover how humans, plants and animals grow and lots more......

........I certainly need to get back there sometime soon to see all this.


The most popular exhibit for some reason is a horse called Phar Lap that won some races back in the 1930's..........

.........I'll need to have a look at this too to see what all the fuss is about!

You'll also find free guided tours of the museum highlights which would be a good idea if you're in a hurry.

The museum's located in the middle of Carlton Gardens. Go down Nicholson Street from Victoria Parade and you can't miss it.

Melbourne Museum Kids Area

You'll be able to find a lot of two hour free parking spaces in the area instead of using the expensive museum carpark by the way.

And don't forget to pick up the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Walk guide at the museum counter.......

........It has a map of a route to walk around the Gardens (which is on the World Heritage List) taking in points of interest like the Royal Exhibition Building, fountains, trees, plants, lakes, buildings and other points of interest......

.......There's 35 items of interest to see in and around the Gardens including the Melbourne Museum. This walk takes about an hour. Click on Carlton Gardens Walk for more information.


The museum's open 10am-5pm daily except Good Friday and Christmas day. Check out it's location on the map below.


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