Melbourne Museums and Places of Interest (with Map & Photos)

What Museums are there in Melbourne? Where to go in Melbourne? What to see?
As Australia's second largest city, Melbourne has a lot to go and see. When traveling to Melbourne, stock up on at least one day to visit interesting places in Melbourne itself. Melbourne is considered the cultural capital of Australia, which means that there is something to do here for people with all interests. Do you want to visit historical sites or an ethnographic museum, or go to an art gallery (modern or classical), watch a ballet or theater, listen to an opera or a concert? All of these places can be found in Melbourne! 

So where can you go in Melbourne?

Melbourne Museum


A very large and interesting museum for both adults and children.

Here you can learn about the animal world, see stuffed animals, collections of butterflies and insects, skeletons of dinosaurs and blue whales - the largest mammal in the world, learn about the history of Melbourne and how it changed, get acquainted with eucalyptus forests, learn about stones and meteorites, study Aboriginal objects of life and their art. For children, there is a special section where you can play, jump, crawl, touch, watch, listen, assemble and disassemble. And the most important thing is that no one will tell them: Do not touch with your hands!

There is also a café, children's playground and gift shop. Various exhibitions and expositions are constantly held in the museum building, and there is also an IMAX cinema.

Entrance: $ 15 / adult; children under 16 free of charge.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00, every day

Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Melbourne Museums
Melbourne Museum


Immigration Museum


The Immigration Museum will be more interesting for adults than for children. The museum tells about the history of immigration to Australia, about the life of immigrants before and after their arrival in Australia, their problems and twists and turns of fate. There is also a library where you can learn more about their history or try to find your family roots.

The Immigration Museum also has a café and gift shop.

Entrance: $ 8 / adult; children under 16 free of charge.

Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00, every day

Address: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Museums in Melbourne
Immigration Museum

Science Museum and Planetarium (Scienceworks)


A terribly entertaining and informative museum created especially for children. Thematic sections: sports, planet, home, games, screenings of films and lectures in the planetarium. The Science Museum will be of interest to children of any age: from 3 to 18 years old. The museum constantly hosts thematic exhibitions, educational lectures for children in English. The Museum has a large outdoor and indoor playground, a cafe and a gift shop.

Entrance: $ 15 / adult; children under 16 free of charge.

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, every day

Phone: 03 9392 4800

Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015

Scienceworks
Scienceworks

Old Melbourne Gaol


The building of the former Melbourne Prison, which operated until 1929, where 135 people were executed, including the most famous Australian outlaw (Bush Ranger) Ned Kelly. In the building, you can go inside many of the prison cells, shackles and prison artifacts, as well as the revolver and the death mask of Ned Kelly. The museum has a gift shop and shows.

Entrance: adult - $ 30; children - $ 12.

Opening hours: from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, every day except 25/12 and Good Friday.

Phone: 03 8663 7228

Address: 377 Russell Street, Melbourne 3000

Melbourne Museums
Old Melbourne Gaol


Melbourne Zoo


A large zoo with over 300 species of animals from Australia and other countries. Special Section for Australian Animals. One of the few places where you can see a platypus in captivity. Butterfly Pavilion, where you can see different types of butterflies up close. Playground, several cafes, eateries and a restaurant, gift shop.

Entrance: adult - $ 35; children (4-15 years old) - $ 17; children under 4 years old - free.

Opening hours: from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day except 25/12 and Good Friday.

Phone: 03 9285 9300

Address : Elliott Avenue, Parkville 3052

Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Zoo

Healesville Sanctuary


The reserve, located in the vicinity of Melbourne, about an hour by car from the center, is located in a large forest area. Here you can see and get acquainted with many Australian animals: kangaroo, koala, emu, wombat, Tasmanian devil, dingo dog, wallaby, echidna and others. One of the very few places where you can watch the platypus in captivity. Regular animal feeding sessions with guide commentary in English. Playground, cafe and gift shop.

Entrance : adult - $ 24.80; children (4-15 years old) - $ 12.40; children under 4 years old - free.

Hours : from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day

Phone : 1300 966 784

Address : Badger Creek Road, Healesville

Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary

Cooks' Cottage


The oldest building in Australia, directly related to the family of Captain Cook. You can go inside and also take a walk in the garden. Small gift shop.

Entrance : adult - $ 7.50; children - $ 4.50.

Opening hours : from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day except 25/12.

Phone : 03 9419 5766

Address : Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Cooks' Cottage
Cooks' Cottage


SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium


Marine fauna, live Antarctic penguins. Here you can also feed the fish, touch the starfish and even scuba dive among the sharks. Restaurant and gift shop.

Entrance : adult - $ 33.50; children - $ 19.00 (from 3-15 years old).

Opening hours : 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, every day.

Phone : 03 9923 5999

Address : Corner King St & Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

National Gallery of Victoria


The Melbourne Art Gallery, founded in 1861, is considered one of the finest galleries in Australia. The large collection includes more than 65,000 works of art by European and Australian artists, photographs, including paintings by such world famous masters as Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Picasso, Dali. Regular temporary exhibitions. The gallery has a cafe and gift shop.

Admission : free (to permanent exhibitions).

Hours : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except Tuesday.

Phone : 03 8620 2222

Address : 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria

Shrine of Remembrance


Temple of Remembrance for Australians who died in the First and Second World Wars, built in 1934. The building was built in the likeness of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Ceremonies of memory of those killed in wars are held here annually, the most important of which is the ceremony on November 11th. There is an eternal flame in front of the Temple. You can go up to the top floor of the building, which offers a good view of St Kilda, leading to the city center. Inside there is a tomb, a museum of military memory and a gift shop.

Entrance: free

Opening hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except 25/12 and Good Friday.

Phone: 03 9661 8100

Address: Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance

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