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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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Worthwhile and engaging - astounding gems and minerals collection

Was initially drawn to the museum due to the Wildlife Photography of the Year award, and was blown away. The exhibit was beautiful, well-structured and intimate. Carried on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Was initially drawn to the museum due to the Wildlife Photography of the Year award, and was blown away. The exhibit was beautiful, well-structured and intimate. Carried on through the rest of the museum, and was very impressed. The museum has an old-fashioned feel, helping you to immerse yourself in the history and stories of the exhibits. Particularly loved the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I went to the Australian Museum to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. The entries were some of the most amazing photographs. An added bonus was an exhibition of the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 which was on display in the Atrium. The Museum has several galleries which house a large collection of interesting exhibits covering many... More 

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I wandered through here for 3 hours. The building, displays and little rooms to discover was great. Very informative and interactive for children. We also saw the Photographer of the Year exhibit and really enjoyed that. Fantastic price on admission. A great day out for families.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went here this morning to look at the Wildlife Photography Of The Year Award. The photography on display were simply out of this world and make it well worth the visit. Aside from this the museum has lots of exhibits inside and plenty of interesting displays to keep occupied for several hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

There is very little to see unless you're on a school excursion to see the dinosaurs or you have an interest in the stylings of late 18th C exhibitions. The museum hasn't updated in a real sense since I went there in the early 70s and the $15 general admission for adults (and more if there is a special exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took our two grandsons ages seven and ten to the museum, and they had a great time. They especially enjoyed being able to touch many of the exhibits. It makes such a difference to the museum experience, not only being able to touch but also they got to examine some articles under a microscope. It does get busy during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Currently under renovation but still open. Many exhibits available for viewing. Suitable for families and kids. Children-friendly (it could be noisy) and mostly accessible to wheelchairs. Probably not a good place for quiet reflections or romantic dates. Lots of experiential sections where you can explore and touch items on display. I liked the aborigine exhibit the most as they showcased... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This museum is easy to find, located just next to Hyde Park. The museum has a good exhibition space for aboriginal art and artifacts, and a good natural history section on Australia's wildlife.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great spot to take the kids on a wet, cold day. We arrived early (not long after opening time) so it wasn't too busy. The dinosaurs were the highlight for our two (ages 3 and 5). We spent about 2 hours there and when we left there was a long line at get in so we were pleased to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lots to see and great fun for my 4 year old. He especially liked the dinosaur exhibit. The café on the top floor could be improved though (only had earl grey tea).

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