Melbourne, Australia is home to a number of great historical museums that depict art and one such venue that would definitely stand out is the Melbourne Museum, established in the year 1854 and located within the Carlton Gardens.
The museum that adjoins the Royal Exhibition Building is a comprehensive experience for history enthusiasts or visitors with a passion to discover. This building is also recognized as the largest serving museum thus far in Victoria housing a remarkable collection in eight galleries, including a gallery just for children.
Furthermore, the award winning Melbourne Museum takes the visitor on a journey through its galleries that allows an ardent traveller to explore the way of life in Victoria, observe its natural environment and bask in the culture and history on offer.
While at the museum, you will be exposed to a number of significant main permanent exhibits such as the Melbourne Story (an exhibition about the history of Melbourne from the 1800’s to date), the Science and Life Gallery (an exhibition of pre-historic skeletons such as dinosaurs) and a large skeleton of a Pygmy Blue whale is also housed within this compound.
In addition to the above-mentioned exhibits, the museum recently initiated a new gallery called The 600 Million Years of Victoria (an exhibition that showcases more prehistoric animals). There is also a gallery that features a world fist exhibit of the Mind: enter the labyrinth and then an extensive display of other galleries such as the Evolution Gallery, Forest Gallery (which is a place that displays a forest atmosphere with live reptiles, birds and types of fauna etc), the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a Children’s Gallery and a Touring Hall are among the many galleries here.
Another spectacle at the Melbourne, Museum is the IMAX Theatre, which is structured on the lower level of the complex that screens a number of movies and documentary films in 3D format. You can also buy a souvenir or two at the buildings souvenir shop and grab a tasty bite or a beverage at the Cafe.
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