This museum is Australia’s largest and one of the most interesting. For me, the highlight is Bunjilaka, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which gives an insight into the Victorian Koori people. This area of the museum has undergone a major redevelopment, reopening in late 2013 with even more to see and learn. Other highlights of the museum include a genuine blue-whale skeleton, an indoor rainforest, and a brilliant insect and butterfly collection with lots of real-life exhibits, including revolting cockroaches, ant colonies, and huge spiders (kids love these creepy-crawlies). Apart from that, there are interactive exhibits and science displays and social history, including a stuffed racehorse called Phar Lap. Check out the brightly colored Children’s Museum, which will bring hours of enjoyment to the little ones. Allow 2 hours (more if you would like to also tour the 19th-century Royal Exhibition Building adjacent).
11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am–5pm Transportation Tram: 86 or 96 or the free City Circle Tram Phone 13 11 02 in Victoria, 1300/130 152 in Australia or 03/8341 7777 Prices Admission A$10 adults, free for children 15 and under Web site Melbourne Museum Other Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Map11 Nicholson St, Carlton Melbourne
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