Emma’s Guide to the Amazingly Incredible Melbourne Museum

Whether you want to venture into an indoor forest or just think dinosaurs are really cool then the Melbourne Museum is the place for you!

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(Image is property of Museum Victoria – source)

(Photography by Sean Kelleher 2014 – source)
Highlights from the lower level include the wild gallery (a taxidermy display featuring many specimens over a 100 years) and the Science and Life gallery (this is where you’ll find fossils, giant squid and DINOSAURS!!). Also on this level is the First Peoples gallery, which features many rare contemporary and historic Aboriginal artefacts from all across Australia.

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(First Peoples Creation Cinema. Photo by Sean Kelleher 2014, source)
On upper floor you will find the Melbourne Gallery, which is the home to Australian racing legend Phar Lap as well as an old-fashioned mini cinema featuring television footage from early Australian television. Be sure to check out the mind and body gallery on this floor; an exhibit that draws on emotions, human perception and the overall history of psychology.

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(Image is property of Museum Victoria, source)

Another fantastic aspect of the museum is the focus on sound and media, so even if English is not your first language you will not be bored wondering around. Visitor map are available from the ticket desk or online in German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.


It’s located opposite the Nunnery on Nicholson Street (5 minute walk maximum) and open 10-5 everyday with the exception of Christmas and Good Friday. The cost of entry is only $14 for adults or free for student/concession so be sure to flash a student card if you have one!

The Nun’s resident museum expert is Emma, so please ask her any serious, weird and interesting questions you have about the Museum.


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