Exploring Life in Victoria
award-winning Melbourne Museum is in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent
to the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building.
museum focusses on life in Victoria - ranging from history, to the
environment and the state's culture.
has eight major galleries within its walls and has permanent exhibitions
that include a Dinosaur Walk and the exceptionally popular Sam the
Koala in the Science and Life gallery; The Melbourne Story and the
legendary race horse Phar Lap in the Melbourne Gallery; explore
the working os the mind in the Mind and Body Gallery; discover the
secrets of Victoria's mountain forests in the Forest Gallery. There
is also a gallery designed just for the kids.
museum rates among its highlights: A complete skeleton of a blue
whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a living rainforest,
the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site.
Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a space to learn about Victoria’s
Koorie (south eastern Aboriginal) people. Presentations include
artworks, artifacts, stories and performances.
Museum is open
daily 10am -5pm.
is closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.