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Melbourne Museum.

By Charl Laubscher

Nestled in the middle of Melbourne’s picturesque Carlton Gardens, big and little kids alike are certain to find something to marvel at in the Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton
(+61) 3 8341 7777
www.museumvictoria.com.au

I can’t help it: I love the Melbourne Museum. As a young lad I can remember the furore around the opening of Te Papa, and although I made a number of trips to Wellington to see mechanical dinosaurs and earthquake-themed amusement rides, I never really got what I dreamed I might. Over a decade later and I’m still no closer to being a grown up, and I am still thrilled at the sight of moving parts on a grand scale, and an excuse for adventure under the guise of fact-finding. At the Melbourne Museum there is lots to discover; there’s all sorts of bits about the human body to figure out, including a picture of a guy getting electro-shock therapy, a massive whale skeleton, and an indoor garden that looks like Michael Bay might have art directed it.

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