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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 #81 of 294 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums
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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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I took my 15 month old and she loved it! She got super excited. I thought it was free entry, so got shocked by the price. There isn't much for adults or teenagers, but SO much for kids. There's a hands on area and a kids zone. The dinosaurs impressed my toddler, as did the section on Australian animals. The... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not sure if this could be called a Museum. In comparison to other museums visited, i.e. London, Paris, there is no comparison. 15 Australian Dollars for entrance to view a few skeletons, stones, bones and stuffed animals, pretty poor. Was not impressed at all, and am usually one who enjoys museums.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The layout and concept, hands on areas and the helpfulness of the volunteers were great. It was really unfortunate then that on the day we visited, the cafe was unable to provide children's sandwiches as they had run out of bread and alternatives were limited. A shame as we had spent a very informative and engaging morning.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not much to say. Reasonably priced. Go there if you're interested in rocks & stuffed animals. Great dinosaurs for kids. The arboriginal exposition is the most interesting attraction but kind of small-ish.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Bit disappointed with this on the whole. I loved the skeleton collection but the remainder was mostly rocks and stuffed animals, a lot of whom looked the worse for wear. Staff were snarky and I also felt the lack of information on many exhibits was pretty poor. There's also no other languages on the exhibit cards etc - a missed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

To be honest, I was expecting something better. The exhibitions were not that great and it is quite confusing. The setting up of the exhibitions is not easy to follow and i was constantly walking back and forward. The dinosaurs exhibition was ok.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved the interactive nature of the exhibition and all 4 kids were enthralled. On the second floor there is the most beautiful crystal and gem collection from around the world. Worth a look ... very inspiring. Well priced and the cafe and shop were great too.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

a knockout experience, really like everything, couldn't believe the amount of information this place had

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Otago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a couple of hours to spare so I decided to visit the Australian Museum. It is an older building which has been carefully extended with the new marrying the old extremely well. Most of the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. I loved the dinosaur and skeleton exhibits but some small children were not so sure. There were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am a 25 year old, living in Sydney for 3 months with my husband. We went to the Australian Museum on a Sunday. It wasn't crowded and the people there were very friendly. The 3 story museum had around 10 sections you could explore. This would be great if you had kids and they are easily fascinated with history,... More

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