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Melbourne Museum

Listed under National History Museums in Melbourne, Australia.

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Phar Lap was Australia's greatest ever race horse – or at least the most famous. He came from that era of great race horses where horse races literally stopped nations. Was, because he's sadly long gone to the great winners 'Winner's Circle' in the sky, but that doesn't mean you can't admire him – or his pelt at least – its on display in the Melbourne Museum and is one of the best loved museum attractions.

The other attractions are your standard collection of dinosaur skeletons, biological artefacts in giant jars of formaldehyde, nationalistic treasures such as aboriginal art and stone implements and bits and bobs collected from the city's history.

The museum also houses Australia's first computer – and it's massive enough to be a real eye opener for people who aren't impressed by the skin of a great race horse.

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