North East Melbourne City.
The Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy Gardens, the Brunswick St Precinct and the Gertrude St Precinct, the Chinese Museum and Chinatown are all located in this part of the city.
The Melbourne Museum, next to the Royal Exhibition Building was established in 1854. Now re-opened in its new home located in the Carlton Gardens, it is larger then ever. Exploring natural wildlife with its Forest Gallery, complete with tall trees, science, the origins and history of life in Victoria as well as exhibitions from around the world.
Families with kids: there is always a range of exhibits, displays and things to do.
Open Daily, except on Good Friday and Christmas Day, 10am to 5pm.
11 Nicholson St,
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Getting here: You can take Melbourne Trams 86 and 96 from the city, or the Free City Circle Tram. Bus routes 250, 251 and 402. Parking is available under the museum, however, parking rates apply.
Fitzroy Gardens, another large park within the city’s inner city, has a beautiful conservatory as well as places designed for kids enjoyment, including the Model Tudor Village.
Main streets of this precinct include Alexandra Parade, Brunswick Street and Johnston Street. By 1840, it had already begun as a Melbourne area of commercial importance and by 1856 had shops rivalling Bourke St. in the city.
The North Fitzroy cable-tram service was established here as early as 1886. Since then it has been electrified.
Since the 1970’s it has developed into a centre for cafés, bars and restaurants, with hotels, bookshops and other boutique shops completing the picture. Houses that inhabit the area date from pre 1849 to today, indeed, some of the more grander houses are from pre 1850s.
Linking Smith Street and Brunswick Streets, the Gertrude St. Precinct includes bars and restaurants. Pubs here date from a past era. There is a growing collection of galleries, boutiques and vintage wares shops.
Indeed, here you can find some of Melbourne’s best eateries, reflecting its diverse cultural background.
The Comedy Theatre is a 1003-seat theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District, located at 240 Exhibition Street. Built in 1928 designed after a Florentine Palace, in the Spanish style, complete with wrought-iron balconies.
A lot more than comedy plays here. Famous plays have included The Rocky Horror Show and Rock of Ages as well as many others.
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