Melbourne Architecture - Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is located in the Carlton Gardens, towards the north-eastern corner of the CBD. It shares the Gardens with the Royal Exhibition Building, one of the largest heritage buildings in Victoria. 

Part of the Museum Victoria which has a number of venues around the city, the Melbourne Museum is a huge complex. The entrance plaza is very dramatic. It is a huge public square, and the sloping canopies of the Museum entrance provides shade and leads visitors into the building.

Designed by renown Melbourne firm Denton Corker Marshall (DCM), the architecture is modern, dramatic and angular. Skewed angles, sharp corners and meticulous detailing are signatures of their architecture. 

The Museum houses a number of collections. The Melbourne Gallery showcases the history of the city. The Discovery Centre is a science museum. There is also a Children's Gallery for the kids, and an IMAX Theatre. The quality of the exhibitions and architecture are worldclass. 

The dramatic entrance plaza and canopies. 

Inside the Museum - skewed angles and sharpe corners abound.


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