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Australian Museum

6 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
61 2 9320 6000
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Ranked #80 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies.
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townsville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was just how I remembered it from when I was a child to now taking my children. It was nice to see some things again in an adults eyes. The girls loved every minute of it. The museum has done a great job of putting enough things in every section to keep the young children entertained.

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Darwin, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We paid about $38 for a general admission family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) and spent the entire day exploring three levels of exhibits. From indigenous cultures to dinosaurs to a huge interactive 'kid zone', there's something for everyone. Best of all, you can re-enter as many times as you like on the day, so we had a little... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visited with my 5yr old as part of our Sydney Adventure holiday. Good value for money - filled in 2 hours here. Easy to get to via bus and a 5-10 minute walk through Hyde Park. A See and Do museum enough to keep him interested. Cafe on site but a bit $$$$. Take something and have in the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Took my 11 year old son to check out the Aztecs exhibition. Very well done. Easy to take it in for both of us. Lots to keep an active kid interested and he particularly enjoyed the graphic descriptions of sacrifices of all types !

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Don't miss the Aztec exhibition (in December 2014)! A well-explained, chilling and fascinating view of Aztec life from A-Z. A disciplined people indeed. This exhibition keeps you reading and exploring. With games as you go and costumes to buy for kids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My childhood memory of the Australian Museum is of massive suspended skeletons (whale? dinosaur?) in a high-ceilinged old sandstone-and-marble building. Decades later I'd still describe the A.M. in those terms. It is a natural history museum in the old mould. I'd love to give it a high rating, but it feels rather stale and cavernous, and it is not capitalising... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Adults enjoy the HUGE variety of animals, insects, extinct creatures, sea creatures etc etc. children Love the dinosaur display. Plenty of interactive activities and fantastic full size models. There is a discovery centre for hands on activities and a kids space for reading and playing. Then there are always special visiting displays which are fantastic. Booking online is cheaper but... More 

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Hong Kong
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23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It does serve its purpose as Natural History Museum, perhaps taking it too literally. It's an old museum with several exhibitions (dinosaurs, skeletons, animals, aboriginals, gem stones, etc). Think its target are kids, as they would like it. I like the temporary Aztecs exhibition though. Won't say it's a must for tourists, but good to see if you have spare... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a very good natural history museum. It has a right to be a little old-fashioned, having a long heritage, but while it respects that heritage, it is becoming multi-media. There are definitely better natural museums in several other countries, but this one is well worth going to because it focuses on the unique fauna of Australia. You're not... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I spent about an hour here in the Indigenous people exhibit on the first floor ad then exploring the exhibits on Australian animals on the second floor. It was a good introduction appropriate for both kids and adults.

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