Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum, Tourism Victoria

Melbourne Museum is housed in the spaceship-like structure of metal and glass next to the Exhibition Building. It is the home of Phar Lap, Australia’s champion racing horse, standing proud and tall in a dimly lit room. This is the museum’s most popular exhibit, although you’ll find most other exhibits here decidedly more upbeat. Bunjilaka is an Aboriginal cultural centre telling the Koorie story from the Koorie perspective – not just an academic selection of Aboriginal artefacts. Other features of the museum include dinosaur skeletons, a living rainforest and impressive displays on science, the mind and the body. Located in the same building is the IMAX Melbourne Museum, screening films in 2-D and 3-D. 11 Nicholson St, Carlton; 13 1102; open 10am–5pm Mon–Sun.

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