The Melbourne Museum is located within the Carlton Gardens, next to the Royal Exhibition Building. Melbourne Museum discovers life in Victoria and focuses on all aspects such as natural environment and the vibrant history and culture of Australia. The museum is separated into 7 main sections as well as gallery for kids. There is also a Touring Hall which is where all the big international exhibitions have been held. Past exhibits have included preserved mummies brought from Egypt and dinosaur remains from China. The main sites of interest are a complete skeleton of a blue whale, a living rainforest, the race horse Phar Lap among many others.
Another famous attraction that Melbourne Museum is known for is the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The vibrant history of the indigenous people of Victoria’s Koorie is displayed here. It has been a space for researchers, historians, indigenous and non indigenous people to learn about the wonders of the natives and who they were and how they lived. In this centre visitors can see artworks, artifacts and listen to some stories. There are also performances about the wonders of these people. It is a comprehensive place to understand the native history of Koorie.
Other facilities include the Age Theatre and the Sidney Myer Amphitheatre. A Discovery Centre is also found in the same building which is an active research centre. One can also enjoy a coffee at the café or buy some interesting goods from the souvenir shop. Watch documentaries in high definition quality at the Melbourne Museum IMAX theatre.
All aspects of the history of Victoria are displayed at the museum such as the wildlife, the fauna and flora as well as the history and culture of its people. A visit to Melbourne Museum means an interesting educational experience for the whole family and one that is not to be missed. For the traveller, serviced apartments Melbourne provide ideal accommodation options. Somerset Gordon Place is ideal for those looking for a corporate apartment Melbourne to conduct business from as well as to enjoy the sights, sounds and history of the city.