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Australian Museum

Address: 6 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
Phone Number: 61 2 9320 6000
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$78*
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Ranked #94 of 613 things to do 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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Shanghai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You can discover the history of aborigenes or samples of dinosaurs, insects, birds all in this museum. It is interesting for people down to 5 years old or up to their 80th.

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Malibu, California
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393 reviews 393 reviews
101 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum with drawbacks... Beautiful old building. Wonderful galleries on minerals, plants, sea, animals, birds etc. Terrific section on dinosaurs. Disappointment: Aboriginal life yesterday and today. Gallery on history and life of indigenous peoples. Small amount of space concerning social justice and how aboriginal peoples live today in predominately white society. Even smaller amount on racism and how the aboriginal... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I wasn't sure about this museum, as I generally don't like museums on vacation, and I thought this may be geared more to Australians and learning about their own country (schoolkids). I loved it!! The aborigine exhibit was fascinating, as was the whole area on Australian wild life. This is what I came to Australia for - seeing and learning... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this museum but I love all museums. Easy to get around lots of Aussie content but mostly loved the Geo section so beautiful Cannot wait for the Reno's to be done..I will return

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Tauranga
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

it is a very good atration I went and saw the Aztec display and the bone gallery also they have yummy food at the cafe

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A wet Saturday and the kids are getting fractious.....take them here. They'll be Gob-Smacked by the skeleton gallery and fascinated by much else on show. Throw in special play areas for the Littlies , excellent eating areas and some very impressive Special Exhibitions ( usually timed over the Long Summer Break ) and you have a great day out !... More 

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I visit many countries, but this museum was one of the best... it has so many exhibits inside- dinosaurs, minerals, animals and even children room.

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

i went in for the aztec display which was fantastic. but i was disappointed that the museum charges you 10cent extra for credit card fee which would help if they mentioned this on their website people are prepared to have cash on them. all in all a great place to spend the day learnt a lot of australian history fun... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to the Australian Museum particularly to see the Aztecs exhibit which was very interesting and informative and was in two sections the whole visit for this exhibit was approximately one and half hours un rushed reviewing each piece at leisure, to my delight when receiving the map of the museum I discovered that they had a Dinosaur exhibit... More 

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Rome, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the best museums in Sydney, after the Gallery of NSW. Also the Aztec exhibition was great. A little expensive at 24 dollars, though.

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