The Melbourne Museum
is located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne
It shares these gardens with The Royal Exhibition Building. The main permanent exhibits include :
- Phar Lap - a race horse who won the Melbourne Cup during the depression.
- CSIRAC - an early computer built in Australia by the forrunner organisation to the CSIRO
- Megafauna - including a skelaton of a giant wombat-like creature
The Melbourne Museum was originally located in the city block between LaTrobe, Swanston, Little Lonsdale and Russell streets - the nearby Museum (now Melbourne Central) train station was named for it. The State Library of Victoria is now using all the space in that building.