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 The Best Museums for Families and Kids in Melbourne  The Best Museums for Families and Kids in Melbourne
Museums don't need to be stuffy and boring. Melbourne has plenty of fun and exciting museums which will educate as well as entertain the whole family. Scienceworks in Spotswood rocks, and not just when Melbourne has an e Read more..

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ANZ Banking Museum (Melbourne CBD)  ANZ Banking Museum (Melbourne CBD)
The ANZ Banking Museum is housed in the lower ground floor of the 'Gothic Bank' at 380 Collins Street, Melbourne. The museum tells the story of Australia's banking heritage through displays of items such as banknotes Read more..

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Art Aficionado Tours (Melbourne)  Art Aficionado Tours (Melbourne)
Art Aficionado is a Melbourne-based team of dedicated contemporary art curators. We are committed to the promotion of Australian and International contemporary art projects through art tours, public talks, collection man Read more..

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Australian Center for Contemporary Art (Southbank)  Australian Center for Contemporary Art (Southbank)
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is Melbourne’s leading contemporary art gallery presenting the most challenging, innovative and creative visual art of our time. Designed by Melbourne based architects, Wood Read more..

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne)  Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne)
Stories that transport you. Ideas that transform you. Immerse yourself in the world of film, television and digital culture at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). ACMI celebrates, explores and promotes Read more..

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Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Airport)  Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Airport)
The Australian National Aviation Museum, located at Melbourne’s Moorabbin Airport, is owned and operated by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group which is a community based , non-profit company. The Museum’s objectiv Read more..

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Australian Racing Museum and Hall Of Fame (Melbourne)  Australian Racing Museum and Hall Of Fame (Melbourne)
The Australian Racing Museum at Federation Square, Melbourne, brings the exciting world of thoroughbred racing to the heart of Melbourne. Home to the nation's finest collection of racing memorabilia, the Australian Ra Read more..

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B24 Liberator Bomber (Werribee)  B24 Liberator Bomber (Werribee)
A search around the world was required to restore an old WW2 legend, the B24 Liberator to its former glory. This aircraft is in the process of being restored and can be seen in one of the hangars on the Melbourne Wate Read more..

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Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre (Carlton)  Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre (Carlton)
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre was developed to empower Aboriginal Australians to interpret their own cultural heritage, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The name Bunjilaka is derived from the word Read more..

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve (Cape Schanck)  Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve (Cape Schanck)
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Victoria's history. The museum and lighthouse are open to the public every day for tours. Nearby walking tracks in the Mornington Peninsula National Park lead to look Read more..

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Chinese Museum (Melbourne)  Chinese Museum (Melbourne)
A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Australians of Chinese descent. An exciting range of changing exhibitions and heritage tours are used to Read more..

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Clock Museum and Gallery (Phillip Island)  Clock Museum and Gallery (Phillip Island)
Museum featuring a large working display of over 600 clocks. Gallery featuring limited edition prints and original artworks by Australian artists. Opening Hours: Not known Cost: Adults $2.50 Children 50c Rev Read more..

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Cooks' Cottage (East Melbourne)  Cooks' Cottage (East Melbourne)
Built in Yorkshire, England in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, Cooks' Cottage was transported to Melbourne in crates and barrels, re-assembled and officially opened in Fitzroy Gardens, Victoria, in 1934. Co Read more..

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Dinosaur World (Somerville)  Dinosaur World (Somerville)
Step through the gates and travel back millions of years... The Dinosaurs have come out to play at Somerville Christmas Tree Farm! Experience the dinosaurs up close and personal. The amazing animatronics makes you Read more..

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Etihad Stadium Tour (Docklands)  Etihad Stadium Tour (Docklands)
Take a "Behind the Scenes" tour of Etihad Stadium. Visit the AFL players' change rooms, the players/coaches' briefing room, the coaches' box, experience the feel of walking up the AFL umpires' tunnel and much more. Read more..

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Fire Services Museum (East Melbourne)  Fire Services Museum (East Melbourne)
The Award Winning Museum offers: Australia's largest collection of fire brigade memorabilia including a year round display of vintage fire vehicles and other appliances, helmets, 18th century uniforms, badges, models, a Read more..

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Fort Queenscliff Museum (Queenscliff)  Fort Queenscliff Museum (Queenscliff)
A museum was established at Fort Queenscliff in 1982 to show the significance of the Fort in the local, state and national context and to provide a centre for historical research. The ultimate objective of the Fort Q Read more..

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Fox Classic Car Collection (Docklands)  Fox Classic Car Collection (Docklands)
The Fox Classic Car Collection includes more than 50 prestige vehicles collected over a 20 year period by trucking businessman Lindsay Fox. The collection includes Bentley, Ferrari , Jaguar, Porsche and Mercedes Benz ma Read more..

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Geelong Maritime Museum (Geelong North)  Geelong Maritime Museum (Geelong North)
Overlooking Corio Bay, the Geelong Maritime Museum is located in the stable of Osborne House which was built in 1857. The Museum contains a visual history of maritime in the Geelong region. From model ships to deep sea d Read more..

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Heide Museum of Modern Art (Bulleen)  Heide Museum of Modern Art (Bulleen)
Heide Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring, educational and thought-provoking experience of modern and contemporary art, architecture and landscape. Café Vue at Heide offers a diverse range of delicious and afford Read more..

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Hellenic Museum  Hellenic Museum
A commitment to the past, present and future. The Hellenic Museum is dedicated to the celebration, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece. The Hellenic Museum s Read more..

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Heritage Centre Museum (Phillip Island)  Heritage Centre Museum (Phillip Island)
Displays on the history and wildlife of Phillip Island. Opening Hours: 10am – 12pm Saturday 2pm – 4.30pm Sunday. Cost: Adult: $2.00 Concession: $2.00 Child: Free Review: Yet to be reviewed. Read more..

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Ian Potter Museum of Art (Parkville)  Ian Potter Museum of Art (Parkville)
The Potter engages with creativity and encourages learning through art. Founded in 1972, the Ian Potter Museum of Art is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. Housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, the P Read more..

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Immigration Museum (Melbourne)  Immigration Museum (Melbourne)
Explore the moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia. Whats On Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Cost: Adults $14, Concessions Read more..

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Jewish Holocaust Centre (Elsternwick)  Jewish Holocaust Centre (Elsternwick)
The Jewish Holocaust Centre serves as a permanent reminder of what happens in a society which refuses to accept other cultures and beliefs. Established in 1984 by a dedicated band of visionary volunteers, The Jewish Read more..

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Jewish Museum of Australia (St Kilda)  Jewish Museum of Australia (St Kilda)
The Jewish Museum of Australia is a community museum and cultural centre which explores the Jewish experience in Australia through world class exhibitions, challenging education programs and collection management. Ope Read more..

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Koorie Heritage Trust (Melbourne CBD)  Koorie Heritage Trust (Melbourne CBD)
We offer a range of programs and services including the only public collection in Victoria dedicated solely to Koorie art and culture comprising artefacts, pictures and photographs as well as an Oral History Program and Read more..

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McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (Langwarrin)  McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (Langwarrin)
Set in 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens, the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park presents an inspiring and engaging range of changing exhibitions and public programs. McClelland’s outdoor sculpture collection s Read more..

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Melbourne Interculture Fine Art Gallery (Central Melbourne)  Melbourne Interculture Fine Art Gallery (Central Melbourne)
Melbourne Fine Art is a Melbourne icon having been around since the late 1980’s. The gallery is heavily involved in the secondary market traditional, international realist works, modern art, aboriginal art, colonial art, Read more..

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Melbourne Museum (Carlton)  Melbourne Museum (Carlton)
Explore life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history. Melbourne Museum is an exciting and innovative attraction which includes permanent and touring exhibitions, dynamic performances and even Read more..

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Melbourne Planetarium (Spotswood)  Melbourne Planetarium (Spotswood)
Enjoy the wonders of astronomy in a comfortable environment regardless of the time of day—or the weather! The Melbourne Planetarium is the first in the Southern Hemisphere to use the Digistar II - a computer graphics Read more..

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Melbourne Tram Museum (Hawthorn)  Melbourne Tram Museum (Hawthorn)
Since 1885, Melbourne has been one of the world’s great tramway cities. Explore the history of trams and the contribution they have made to Melbourne, in the most authentic tramway museum in Australia: the heritage-liste Read more..

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Melbourne Urban Graffiti Art (Melbourne)  Melbourne Urban Graffiti Art (Melbourne)
Melbourne City Council has earmarked specific city lane ways with street art permits. Have a stroll down these lanes to experience Urban Graffiti Art. Lanes which provide a canvas for urban art include: Hosier Lane ( Read more..

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Mia Mia Gallery and Cafe (Templestowe)  Mia Mia Gallery and Cafe (Templestowe)
Built in 1936 on what was part of a large dairy farm, Mia Mia Gallery (Westerfolds Manor) is a large English style building. The Manor now contains a small cafe and aboriginal art gallery. The Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Read more..

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Monash Gallery of Art (Wheelers Hill)  Monash Gallery of Art (Wheelers Hill)
Monash Gallery of Art is recognised as one of Australia's leading public galleries promoting excellence, access and education within the visual arts. Monash Gallery of Art's mission is to promote excellence, access and e Read more..

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Mount Burnett Observatory (Cockatoo)  Mount Burnett Observatory (Cockatoo)
Mt Burnett Observatory is an astronomical observatory in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. It is now run for the benefit of the community by Mount Burnett Observatory Inc. Mt Burnett Observatory was built by Mon Read more..

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National Gallery of Victoria (Central Melbourne)  National Gallery of Victoria (Central Melbourne)
There are always plenty of activities available for kids. Upcoming schedule of events: Become an Art Deco artists and join in the art activities in the Deco Kids Space. Opening Hours: 10am–5pm. Closed Tuesdays V Read more..

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National Sports Museum (Richmond)  National Sports Museum (Richmond)
Located within the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the National Sports Museum celebrates the contribution that sport has made within the development of our uniquely Australian culture. The achievements of Australi Read more..

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National Wool Museum (Geelong)  National Wool Museum (Geelong)
The National Wool Museum showcases the Australian wool story - from the sheep's back to the clothes rack, and from the birth of the industry in the 1840s to its place in the world today. The Museum is designed for se Read more..

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Nepean Historical Society Museum (Sorrento)  Nepean Historical Society Museum (Sorrento)
Featured Displays include: Treasures of Early Sorrento - Photos of the first Sorrento families and Sorrento as it used to look. Stories of Famous People - George Coppin, the entrepeneur, who brought the Tram to Sorren Read more..

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Old Melbourne Gaol (Central Melbourne)  Old Melbourne Gaol (Central Melbourne)
This iconic landmark is the site where 135 people, including infamous bushranger Ned Kelly, were hanged. The prison was also a focus during some of Australia’s most significant historical moments, including the Gold Rush Read more..

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Old Treasury Building (Melbourne)  Old Treasury Building (Melbourne)
The Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia. It was designed by nineteen-year-old architect JJ Clark and built between 1858 and 1862. The Old Treasury Building Read more..

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Point Cook Historical Homestead (Point Cook)  Point Cook Historical Homestead (Point Cook)
Down a country track lies a peaceful historic property where you will discover weathered bluestone walls, graceful Norfolk pines, spectacular beachfront city views and a gentle sea breeze. The Point Cook Homestead is a m Read more..

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Queenscliffe Maritime Museum (Queenscliff)  Queenscliffe Maritime Museum (Queenscliff)
Escape for a short while into Queenscliff’s fascinating past. The ship wrecks, the rescues and lifeboat, and the Sea Pilots who continue to bring ships safely through the Rip and into Port. You will experience all of thi Read more..

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RAAF Museum (Point Cook)  RAAF Museum (Point Cook)
You can gain a unique insight to Australian aviation history, the Air Force and RAAF Base Point Cook by taking one of our guided tours. Guided tours are conducted by RAAF Museum staff and trained volunteer host officers. Read more..

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Riddells Creek - Dromkeen Art Gallery  Riddells Creek - Dromkeen Art Gallery
The Dromkeen Collection Art Gallery is a beautiful colonial homestead at Riddells Creek, Victoria. The Gallery houses a wonderful collection of Australian children’s picture book illustrations. We have a tearoom so Read more..

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Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex (Mitcham)  Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex (Mitcham)
Schwerkolt Cottage is an original pioneer's stone cottage in a garden setting surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland. Three rooms are furnished in the style of the period. Also on the site is a museum that has a large l Read more..

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Scienceworks (Spotswood)  Scienceworks (Spotswood)
'Get a Grasp of Science & Technology' at Scienceworks. Push it, pull it, spin it, bang it. Through hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, tours, activities and shows, you'll find science has never been quite this much f Read more..

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Shrine of Remembrance (South Yarra)  Shrine of Remembrance (South Yarra)
The shrine is in remembrance of those who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918 and armed conflicts and peacekeeping duties since. Visitor Services include: Guided tours at 11am and 2pm daily, leavi Read more..

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Sundial of Human Involvement (Torquay)  Sundial of Human Involvement (Torquay)
Picturesquely located on the foreshore land at Fishermans Beach at the corner of Darian Road and The Esplanade, the sundial was assembled in the traditional and time-honoured method of mosaic and comprises more than 120, Read more..

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The Motorist Vintage Motoring Museum (Gembrook)  The Motorist Vintage Motoring Museum (Gembrook)
The Motorist is a vintage motoring museum situated in the main street in Gembrook. It has a small and detailed private collection of vintage and classic cars including a bus on display. Visitors can also book a chauffeur Read more..

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Torquay - Surf World  Torquay - Surf World
The Surf World Museum in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital, celebrates the story of surfing. It also charts Australia’s significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. Through the colourful Read more..

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Victoria Police Museum (Melbourne)  Victoria Police Museum (Melbourne)
The Victoria Police Museum is home to a darker side of Victorian history. With tales of colourful criminals and the gallant work of police in risky situations, the museum offers a unique view into the execution of Victor Read more..

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Yarra Ranges Regional Museum (Lilydale)  Yarra Ranges Regional Museum (Lilydale)
The new Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a stunning architectural blend of an historic 1889 building and an innovative modern extension. Located next to Melba Park in Lilydale, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, th Read more..

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