Melbourne Museum Carlton
Where is it at?
11 Nicholson St
Tel: 3 8341 7777
Where are we going today?
The award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children, plus a range of temporary and seasonal exhibitions.
Permanent exhibitions include a Dinosaur Walk, Forest Secrets and Labrinth Of The Mind, plus the blue whale skeleton and the living indoor rainforest are big draws for kids.
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a space for indigenous and non-indigenous people to learn about Victoria’s Koorie people.
Also home to an Imax Theatre.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 16 years
When can we go?
Open daily 10am to 5pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The cafe is family friendly, can provide high chairs and offers a special lunch box for kids. Adults are catered for with a selection of fresh hot and cold food, teas, coffees and soft drinks..
Any Top Tips?
Touch trolleys are available in the exhibition galleries on most days, please ask at the ticket desk for more information..
Need a little extra help?
Accessible toilets are available on all levels of the museum. All exhibition galleries and public spaces have lift and or ramp access. Selected computer stations in the Discovery Centre are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is available in the IMAX Theatre on a first-come basis, or spaces can be reserved by calling the bookings line..
Can I get one of those?
Shop offers a diverse range of goods with a strong emphasis on local and Australian products that reflects the theme of the Museum..
What people are saying?
by Arvin A
Fantastic museum, Great staff and a wonderful place to take the kids. I down-rated one star, and I cant epmhasise this negative comment enough, THE FOOD IN THE CAFETERIA IS AWEFUL. Whatever you do, don't waste your money. Bring your own food, or go somewhere else. This was the worst food I have ever tasted.
Sorry Museum, but the food served is shocking. I am sure no staff eat there themselves...
by Marquessa Jelbart
I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, I learn many things on the historic side of Melbourne. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a interest in the history of this great town.
by Cara T
This place rocks! For adults and kids alike. The taxidermy room is amazing/spooky and the sections on the human body and the mind are really thoughtful and interesting. Beats the Sydney museum to the curb.
by Carrol Brien
One of the best places to explore culture and history of Melbourne. Don't forget to bring your children here, I am sure that they will like it too.
by Sieuwke de Vries
Melbourne Museum is big and modern, educational for young and old, from dinosaurs to living ants and explores the rich history and culture of Melbourne. The guided tours are certainly worth it!