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Melbourne Museum Tours

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Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum provides a great experience for adults and children alike. A series of permanent exhibitions relating to the culture, history and the environment of Melbourne and Victoria are housed in several galleries including a lush Forest Gallery, an Aboriginal gallery and a Children’s area.

Exhibitions include Science and Life, Melbourne Story, Evolution, Mind and Body, and many more. Get to see bones and displays of Australia’s mega fauna (giant animals), experience the Dinosaur Walk, Bugs Alive!, Amazing Animals and The Human Body.

Temporary exhibitions run about twice a year and cover a variety of themes. The Museum also houses a good café, an IMAX center and – the museum’s most popular object – a taxidermy original of Australia’s most famous racehorse, Phar Lap.

Housed in a striking building with a huge glass façade, Melbourne Museum is not immediately visible if you approach from the CBD as it stands behind the impressive Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.

Practical Info

Melbourne Museum is an easy walk from Parliament train station or any tram stop along Nicholson, Victoria or Rathdowne Streets.
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hours: Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed on Christmas and Good Friday.
Admission: Varies
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure

Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure

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A hot air balloon ride offers visitors to Melbourne a new perspective over one of the most beautiful cities in the country. This balloon flight experience is made extra special by departing at dawn, giving travelers stunning views of Melbourne’s cityscape as the sun rises, the perfect addition to an Australian holiday for those seeking something memorable.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

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See more of the Melbourne sites that interest you on this half-day, guided bike tour. From hidden laneways to historic landmarks, get an insider’s perspective on the best of Melbourne while enjoying the speed and flexibility of touring on two wheels. Start your tour in central Melbourne or the cruise port to suit your interests. Bikes, gear and lunch are included on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour

Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour

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First time in Melbourne? Enjoy a vibrant introduction to Australia’s cultural capital with this 3-hour tour of the city’s star attractions. Learn about the city’s colonial roots as you admire historic landmarks like the Town Hall and St Patrick’s Cathedral; browse the lively Queen Victoria Market; and stroll around Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne’s oldest park. This small-group tour has a maximum of 11 participants, ensuring personal attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Legends & Champions Tour

Legends & Champions Tour

A tour for fans of Horse Racing! This tour combines the best of our two most popular tours. Explore the Melbourne Cricket Ground and meet champion racehorses.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Melbourne Museum hours of operation?
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Melbourne Museum hours of operation: Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed on Christmas and Good Friday.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Melbourne Museum?