Outdoor spaces at Melbourne Museum
Wild
Australia's Legendary Racehorse
Milarri Indigenous Garden Walk
Coat of arms
Fun for the whole family

Melbourne Museum

Address: Carlton Gardens, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria 3053

Phone: 03 8341 7777  |  Fax: 03 8341 7778  

Web: museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum

Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Indigenous cultures, science and the environment. Located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, and home to IMAX Theatre Melbourne.

Winner of the Australian Tourism Awards for Best Major Tourist Attraction in Australia for 2011.

Major features of Melbourne Museum include celebrating Victoria's local Koorie culture in Bunjilaka, Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Explore Melbourne's rich history in the Melbourne Story exhibition; be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne since the early 1800s.

See Phar Lap, Australia's legendary racehorse, in the flesh. Walk amongst skeletons of amazing animals from the past; from dinosaurs, flying reptiles and megafauna.

Take a close look at bugs, from stick insects to red-back and funnel-web spiders in Bugs Alive! Wander through a living forest with resident wildlife inside the Forest Gallery. Journey into the mind and explore a world of emotions, thoughts, memories and dreams in The Mind exhibition.

Explore the Children's Gallery, a fun and education space for one to eight year olds. Utilise Museum Victoria's research and collections and conduct your own research into life in Victoria at the Discovery Centre.

Visit the Museum Shops for a unique range of books, toys, games, as well as original, locally produced crafts and souvenirs you won't find anywhere else. Relax at the Museum Cafe over a coffee and a bite to eat.

And experience one of the world's largest cinema's at IMAX Theatre Melbourne. For further information please visit their website.

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Local directions

Melbourne Museum is located on the Northern edge of the central business district in the beautiful Carlton Gardens, between Nicholson and Rathdowne Streets, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building. Take Tram 86 or 96 north from Bourke Street to the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets. Or take the City Circle Tram to Victoria Street and walk through Carlton Gardens. Take the City Loop Train to Parliament Station and follow the signs north along Nicholson Street. Entrance to the Melbourne Museum underground car park is via Nicholson or Rathdowne Streets.

Facilities

  • Bicycle rack
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Lockers
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Visitor information centre

Activities

  • Shopping

Tourism awards

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

2011  - Australian Tourism Awards  - Gold

Memberships

  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association
  • Museums Australia

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

How to get here

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