There really is something for everyone at the Melbourne Museum, from a toddler through to an academic.
I am yet to run out of things to see… even the things I have seen before always need further inspection and consideration.
When: Open daily 10 am – 5:00 pm, Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Where: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Cost: Children under 16 years of age are FREE. Adults $10.
What better way to spend a day during the school holidays, or escaping a cold, hot, windy or wet day when you just need to get out of the house and find something stimulating to do! Check the Museum website or Meetoo’s latest reviews to find out more about school holiday programs.
It’s also a great place to meet up with friends – especially at the Children’s Base Camp (a space dedicated to 2-12-year-olds while the Children’s Gallery is being refurbished, reopening in December 2016). And the cafe okay, but be warned there are hot chips…
My top tip:
If you want to avoid paying top dollar in the Museum’s car park ($12 for the first hour) pre-book online for 40% off – or try your luck with the cheaper parking is in the streets around the museum, or catch the train to Parliament Station and walk across the gardens (there is also a tram stop outside Parliament station on Spring St, catch the 86 or 96 tram away from the city for three stops to Gertrude St).
If you think you might want to visit the Museum, Scienceworks or the Immigration Museum more than five times in a year a membership is $50 and gives you free entry to the three museums as well as discounted tickets for the ticketed exhibitions.
For more information on how to get there check this link.