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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 #84 of 300 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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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit on a rainy day, which it was. Enjoyed the Aztecs exhibition, and all the other exhibits. It was within walking distance from our hotel in Chalmers Street which was great.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As a Sydneysider, I wish I could be more positive about the Australian Museum, but it's dreadful. The exhibits are old and tatty, and it doesn't seem to have been refreshed in years. The special exhibits tend to be better, but are ridiculously expensive ($24 for Aztecs). Having been to free museums in Europe, this is an embarrassment.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited here with our young son and enjoyed our visit. Current ly they have an Aztec exhibit although we didn't choose to pay extra for this. There is lots for children to see and do with animals, dinosaurs, a variety of exhibits and a play space with various books and toys. Staff seemed very friendly and my son was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'll admit I'm not much for museums. I just don't have the attention span for them, typically. They're not boring in small doses, but I just can't take HOURS of staring at educational stuff. Australian Museum kept me captivated the entire time, we accidentally spent four hours there and that wasn't nearly enough time to see everything. If you're into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I took my 5yr old little girl to museum on a whim during a quick trip to sydney, and it was quite good. Lots and lots of skeletons to look at and talk about. A great kids area too! The staff were friendly and helpful too! Good value family fun :)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The main exhibits in the Aust Museum haven't really changed much since I was a kid, but my kids love the place. Stuffed animals and skeletons, and hands on activities make it a worthwhile day out for preschoolers and primary school aged kids. Blogged about it if you want more detail and pics: http://raisingexplorers.net/2013/07/02/rainy-saturday-at-the-australian-museum/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I have recently been to the 'Aztecs' exposition and it was astonishing! Great! ALTHOUGH, now the bad part. The cafe; horrible, I had a ham + cheese crossiant and the cheese was covered in green mould and it looked old. The excuse from the worker was; after 12 second pause, the cheese had seeds in it... Wow. The boss offered... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I can not fault the Australian Museum. The Dinosuar Exhibition was fantastic, my son roared at every exhibit! The children's section with separate playing area and change area was brilliant, it meant he could have a good play and then I could change him in an area that was clean and safe. The food was also fantastic, lots of healthy... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This museum offers a good insight into the natural world of Australia. We spent 2 or 3 hours wondering and reading. There is a room devoted to Aborignal history, a room of minerals, one of birds, mammals, insects. ?..etc. Good way to start a tour of the country.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We work for Museum Victoria so love visiting other museums, not sure how this one got away from us on previous visits to Sydney. we walked there but you can get train to museum station..lovely museum, excellent Mineralogy Collection and love the story behind it. We spent good 2-3 hours there and saw everything..

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