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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 skeleton of a giant wombat-like creature
- a set from Neighbours, a soap opera filmed in Melbourne shown worldwide.
The Melbourne Museum was originally located (along with the State Library and the old state gallery) in the city block between Latrobe, Swanston, Little Lonsdale and Russell Streets - the nearby Museum (now Melbourne Central Station) underground railway station was named after it. The State Library now uses all the space in that building, the gallery also having moved to the NGV site.
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