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    Posted by David Rizzuto March 28, 2014 - 1,775 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #victoria  #Melbourne  #Musuem 

    Top 5 Museums to Visit in Melbourne

    1. Melbourne Museum



    A T-Rex skeleton display at Melbourne Museum.

    Located in front of Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Museum has a wide range of exhibitions including a living rainforest, dinosaurs, a large skeleton of the Pygmy Blue Whale, the human anatomy and many more. Other features include an IMAX theatre and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre – a venue that showcases historic Aboriginal culture for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous spectators.

    Address: 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053

    How to get there:

    Via train: Get off at Parliament Railway Station, continue walking along Nicholson Street for 3 minutes, and then turn to a slight left about eight minutes.

    Via car: 3 km away via Lonsdale Street.

    2. National Sports Museum

    Located inside the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Sports Museum showcases Australian sport’s greatest moments, including exhibitions to the nation’s legendary sporting artefacts. Hall of Fame galleries range from Australian Rules football, horse racing and cricket and interactive and audio displays to increase interest among visitors. A must-see for sports fans!

    Address: MCG – Brunton Avenue, Richmond 3002

    How to get there:

    Via train: Get off at Jolimont-MCG Railway Station and continue along the path till you reach the stadium.

    A model of the MCG at the National Sports Museum.

    3. Immigration Museum

    Hosting a series of recreated exhibitions that reflects on Australia’s immigration history, the Immigration Museum also provides educational programs and showcases memorabilia that documents historical events that to intrigue visitors.

    Business hours are from 10am – 5pm daily.

    Address: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    How to get there:                                                                                                                  

    Via foot: continue walking along Flinders Street from the station for eight minutes.

    A display containing ID, artefacts and a biography of an immigrant taxi driver at the Immigration Museum.

    4. Australian Center for the Moving Image

    An art and video gallery that showcases exhibitions involving historic moments and artefacts in Australian film and television, as well as exploring creative and historic landmark moments in digital culture, the Australian Center for the Moving Image is located right in the middle of Federation Square. An ideal location to visit while visiting bars and restaurants or just simply taking a stroll. Entry is free.

    Address: Federation Square/Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    How to get there:

    Via train: get off at Flinders Street Railway Station, turn right and walk into Federation Square.

    An exhibition showcasing the history of video games at the Australian Center for the Moving Image.

    5. Scienceworks Museum

    Five kilometres away from Melbourne’s CBD, this science museum encourages visitors to participate in live demonstrations, shows, simulations and tour guides. Scienceworks is also the home of Melbourne Planetarium, which consists a full-dome video projection to host shows that re-enacts the universe and retractable seats that enhance the experience and wonder of astronomy.

    Please visit the Museum Victoria’s website for further information for tickets.

    Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015

    How to get there:

    Via train: take the Spotswood Railway Station from Melbourne’s CBD, get off at Spotswood Railway Station. Keep walking along Hall Street for two minutes, turn right at Hudson Street, and turn right again at Booker Street for two minutes and then turn to the left.

    Via car: drive by M1 City Tollway, approximately fourteen minutes.