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Melbourne Sights

Melbourne Museum

  • 11 Nicholson St. Map It
  • Carlton

Updated 01/15/2014

Fodor's Review

A spectacular, postmodern building (in Carlton Gardens) houses displays of the varied cultures around Australia and the Pacific Islands. The Bunjilaka exhibit explores the traditions of the country's Aboriginal groups, while the Australia Gallery focuses on Victoria's heritage (and includes the preserved body of Australia's greatest racehorse, Phar Lap). There's plenty for kids, too, with the wooded Forest Gallery, Children's Gallery (housed in what looks like a giant Rubik's Cube), Mind and Body Gallery, and Science and Life Gallery. The museum regularly hosts touring block-buster exhibitions (additional fee).

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Carlton Gardens, 11 Nicholson St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3053, Australia

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/13–1102; 03-8341–7777

Sight Details:

  • A$10, children free
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 01/15/2014


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