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Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 5988
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Enjoy our latest exhibitions, the fascinating archaeological remains at the site of the colony's first Government House built in 1788 and see award winning contemporary sculpture 'Edge of the Trees'. Journey though Sydney's 200+ year history and learn about the people, places and cultures that have made it such a cosmopolitan city. Open daily 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museums members free.
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9251 5988
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day exploring the museum. Loved the first fleet display and the technological information that accompanied the display. The movies were informative and interesting. The displays were basic but informative and adding the kids guide was a wonderful tool to explore the museum.

Thank SarahMarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Museum of Sydney during July 2017. The second floor has an exhibit on the whole history of Sydney that is very interesting. Nearby is a room with Lego building blocks for children. On the first floor is an exhibit on the eleven...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a school excursion so I didn't had time to see everything, but I will definitely go back there. It's nice to learn more about the construction of Sydney.

Thank Junior D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A potentially great story, not well told. Galleries spread over 3 levels in a disconnected way. Not helped by theatre closure & gallery renewal. Promised a lot more than it delivered.

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately coming for Melbourne we expected the Sydney Museum to be on par if not better . Wow talk about completely getting that wrong. I don't even think it had a substantial/ complete exhibition. It did have lego room or make a paper jelly fish...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

with the aud 12 entry fee, I expect a lot of displays and exhibition but turns out it's there's just no a lot of things to do and see. Yes it gives information about the history of the city and everything, but I expect some...More

Thank Amaia22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most important it was free. It was indeed a very educational experience. Kids loved the pre historic exhibits of the dinosaurs. Lots of insects and wild life. 3 most distinct Australian widelife crocs, snakes and spiders. Also had a rich variety of Aboriginal exhibits and...More

Thank rchow245
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Museum of Sydney is such a good museum, full of the history of the great city.The entry fee is AUD 12. It has incredible interactive displays and some very informative old film footage. It is located in a wonderful place in an amazing location next...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Tucked away, and seemingly not well known, this museum has lots for the visitor. Art, things for kids, interactive, and historic. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

To be fair, I visited to see the Head On photography exhibition (which was a tad bizarre and would be confronting for children) so I did not spend all that much time in the museum displays. Some looked interesting but there did not seem much...More

Thank Bartonbears
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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