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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 #74 of 293 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Me and my partner decided to take her nephew out for the day and decided to go the the Australian museum he loved it and so did we. The Tyrannosaurs exhibition was great full of easy to digest information for adults and kids & all the interactive touch screens were great especially for the children. The rest of the museum... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Would be brilliant as a school excursion. But to be honest, seeing as we were on holidays we just wanted to be able to potter around but it was school holidays and there were kids EVERYWHERE. And no, we don't have kids, so no we don't understand what it would be like to take kids out. I am simply saying,... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While not large by new museum standards, this gem had a very diverse collection. One floor is devoted to dinosaurs and another to the extinct animals of Australia with very good signage. The Aboriginal Gallery is especially interesting with several videos depicting the struggles of these people to gain respect in their homeland. My favorite area was the displays of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love museums. They teach me so much about our world. This was no exception. We opted not to pay extra for the dinosaurs because they are in Chicago and I came to see Australia. I spent a lot of time on the top floor with the animals of Australia. That was really nice. I volunteer in a zoo and... More

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Any kid, young or old would love this exhibition, brought the age of he dinosaurs to life, oh how things have changed since I was a child!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My favorite part was the new T Rex collection. First time for me. It was amazing. the rest of their collection is pretty good too, specially their mineral collection. I only wish their visiting hours could be extended a little bit, had to go out before i could finish the whole place. But memorable non the less :)

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