Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
There are many different types of museum in Victoria, but none can truly compete with the one that can be found in the state’s capital. Melbourne Museum, which features the history, culture and nature of Victoria, can be found opposite the historical Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.
Identifiable by the large multicoloured block that sits above the side of the entrance, Melbourne Museum is also home to Imax Cinemas, as well as spectacular international displays such as the Tutankhamen exhibition that is currently featuring in Australia. Some of the more notable permanent exhibits that feature at the Museum include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, and a living forest that has been grown within the boundaries of the complex, which helps to educate about natural flora and fauna, and teaches of the devastating and rejuvenating effects of bushfires on nature.
Perhaps the most popular exhibition to be found at the Museum is Phar Lap- the legendary race horse who met an untimely death- whose body can be seen in the Melbourne Gallery room. There are many other exhibitions at the Museum that are likely to catch your interest, including displays that feature photography, mementos, costumes, interactive displays, and an assortment of other memorabilia. There’s so much to see, that you’ll need a full day just to get through it all.