Melbourne Museum and IMAX Theatre

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne. The museum was opened in 2000 as a project of the Government of Victoria, on behalf of Museums Victoria who administrates the venue.
Melbourne museum highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Centre, a living rainforest, the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. The Melbourne museum shop, located in the main foyer, has a strong emphasis on local and Australian products that reflect the museum’s themes.
The Melbourne museum is quite large and comprehensive. We spent a half day at the Melbourne museum and were really delighted with what we saw. The displays are very interactive for children and adults alike and very educational in a fun way. The Melbourne museum is so well designed with lots of areas of interest. There were interactive displays as well as static.
There is a big display with lots of dinosaur skeletons in the main museum which is delightful for children and adults alike.
We loved the animal room the best.  Awesome looking at all the different animals on displays.
There is a great mix of things to see and learn about here. From dinosaurs to Melbourne history, and the building itself is an architectural masterpiece.
Melbourne Museum Map

More information, please visit

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday                  : 10.00am – 5.00pm

Public Holiday                       : 10.00am – 5.00pm

(Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Ticket Prices 

Adults                                          : $14.00

Child (Under 16 years)             : Free

Concession                                  : Free

11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


Getting here

By Tram 

Tram route 86 or 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets

By City Circle Tram

Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade

By City Loop  Train

Take the City Loop Train and alight at Parliament Station with a short 10 minutes walk

By Bus 

Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street

By Melbourne Visitor Shuttle 

Stop 5