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Australian Museum

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Address: 6 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9320 6000
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Description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation...
Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies.
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Amazing bird, fauna, animal displays etc but our favourite is the minerals display and information. Lots of 'stuffed' birds and animals etc that you can actually touch. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing bird, fauna, animal displays etc but our favourite is the minerals display and information. Lots of 'stuffed' birds and animals etc that you can actually touch. Very interesting for overseas visitors and Australians alike. Can be every educational as well if you have heaps of time to read the information displays. The building is quite large and there is... More 

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Aldona, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited nearly all the standard tourist attractions of Sydney- and then we visited this place. We believe that this is the best place in Sydney. Forget the zoo or the Aquarium, visit this place. For person who loves to learn about nature- we could not recommend a better place. Many of the displays can be touched and felt. Koala,... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took a scout group through here and they had a ball. the staff were all very helpful and there are plenty of exhibits to see and touch as well. The place itself is a bit of a rabbit warren with a confusing set of levels that appear to be interlinked. That said you can't really get lost there and the... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I attended the Australian museum on 19th March 2015. There was lots to see and was very enjoyable. The staff were very helpful both within the museum and upstairs in the cafe. Being a wheelchair user, it was also a welcome change to be able to access everything.

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sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the museum today. There is lots of work happening on the building and exhibition spaces at the moment, but there are still some great things to see. The real problem we had with the visit was the cafe. The view from the new cafe is brilliant, but sadly that is where it ends. Perhaps we were unlucky, but... More 

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Cricklade, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed a brief stop in this museum - the view from the cafe was great - over Hyde park and and the fountains opposite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very informative, the museum itself is very neat and tidy. The taxidermy in the exhibits is hilarious. Would recommend to friends and family

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We spent a couple of hours in the museum and found it quite interesting and very well put together. It tapped into the child in all of us, but was also very intelligent in the way information was provided. The exhibits are excellent!! Before you go, check tourist brochures -- many have a 20% off coupon for the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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