Tuesday, 14 July 2015

10 Family Friendly Places to Experience in Melbourne Australia

As a family one of the things we enjoy doing is exploring.  Over the years we've explored some wonderful places in Melbourne Australia that have left a lasting impression on us. Today I'd like to share 10 wonderful treasures that Melbourne has to offer you and your family.

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Victorian Police Museum

  • They are open Monday to Friday 
  • Entry is via gold coin donation.
  • Location: 637 Flinders Street, Docklands,World Trade Center
  • You are allowed to take photographs inside this museum as long as it's without a flash.
  •  The Museum is located on the Mezzanine Level of the World Trade Center. 
  • Victorian Police Museum Website
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Healsville Sanctuary

  •  Melbourne has three sister zoo's.  Healsville Sanctuary specializes in Australian animals.
  • There are eleven zoo highlights to enjoy.  I recommend you set aside a full day to enjoy this zoo.  
  • Children can enjoy this zoo for free on weekends and during school holidays.  Admission fees do apply for adults
  • View a map of the zoo here
  • Healsville Sanctuary Website
  • Location:  Badger Creek Road, Healesville


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Shrine of Remembrance

  • Entry is FREE to the shrine
  • Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • The shrine is located at Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, 
  • There are special events held through out the year which are open to the public. 
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Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum

  • Entry is FREE for children and admission fees do apply for Adults.
  • The museum is located at 400 Flinders Street in Melbourne.
  • Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
  • There are permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions to see. 
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Collingwood Children's Farm

Collingwood Children's Farm

  • Admission fees do apply.
  • The museum is located at 18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford.
  • Open daily from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
  • The farm hosts a number of events a year.  Find a calendar here
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National Library of Victoria

National Library of Victoria

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Metropolitan Fire Station (Eastern Hill Fire Station) Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eastern Hill Fire Station

  • Entry: FREE
  • Day: Every Friday, Except Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • Time: 10.30 am
  • Location: Eastern Hill Fire Station, 456 Albert St, EAST MELBOURNE (entrance off Gisborne St)
  • Duration: One hour (approximately)
  • Eastern Hill Fire Station Fire Safety Website
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Victoria Fire Services Museum

Fire Services Museum Victoria  

After an informative fire safety morning at Eastern Hill Fire Station take a turn next door to explore the Fire Services Museum.
  • This museum is open to the public on 
  • Thursday & Friday 9 am - 3 pm
    Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
    Groups on other days by prior arrangement.
  • Admission fees do apply. 
  • Location: 39 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne
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St James Old Cathedral

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Melbourne Museum 

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6 comments:

  1. Great choices, thanks for letting us know. (Please check address for National Library as you've accidentally put the address for Collingwood Children's Farm twice.)

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    1. You are very welcome. Thank you too for the heads up re my error. Updated now :)

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  2. Thanks for this - I've pinned the post and as Australia is on our travel plans in the not to distant future I hope to see some of them especially the Zoo. My eldest has one wish to see a Duckbilled Platypus

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    1. There is a great platypus display, a free show and a paid behind the scenes close up encounter with these amazing animals.

      Let me know when you're in Melbourne we can catch up for a cuppa :)

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  3. Thanks so much for being a part of the Summer Road Trip blog hop - Australia is definitely on our family's travel bucket list, and will be putting this on our reference list when we finally take the great round-the-world adventure!

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    1. You are welcome. Thank you for being our host and for all your work compiling the list.

      Let me know when you're in Melbourne we can catch up for a cuppa :)

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