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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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They have DINOSAURS.......enough said

Great dinosaur section and extremely reasonable at $15 for entry. Didn't take a full day after a few hours I had seen everything. They also had a great exhibition of photographs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see here. We had a ball. All of the exhibits were amazing. I would deffinately go back and visit this museum again.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend a couple of hours, but no more. Currently it is being redecorated so some of the exhibits were closed. But, having said that what there is isn't that inspiring. The gallery addressing the 'Indigenous Australians' was interesting and informative. Very little interactive exhibits and what there were left a lot to be desired.

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Canberra, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't Miss IT!! a Tremendous exhibition with fabulous photos. Especially the youth sections - these kids are amazing photographers.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great dinosaur section and extremely reasonable at $15 for entry. Didn't take a full day after a few hours I had seen everything. They also had a great exhibition of photographs of the natural world

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Wellington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We came here as a couple; no children, to see the Dinosaurs (Which were amazing!). We were also pleasantly surprised by the 'Surviving Australia' exhibition which has a large range of info about species living in Australia (we are not from Australia so not sure if locals would find it as interesting?) Not a huge museum but cheap to visit... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Didn't do my research on this one; thought it would be a pleasant way to pass some time on a stormy afternoon. We were less than overwhelmed. Unless you're into patting stuffed animals or looking at spiders in glass cases, you will be disappointed. The Aboriginal exhibit was lacking in information, depth and context. The cafe on the top floor... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a very interesting museum, which is inexpensive to visit. They have dinosaurs, interesting mineral collection, skeletons and a bird/insect display that I'd never seen anywhere else. But it was a bit small, and quite run down. I think they are in the middle of refurbishing it, and I expect it will be better after that. The main problem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our family group spent just over 2 hrs inside and that could've easily extended into another hr easy if the little children could've kept going. Very informative with so many displays. Tour group would've likely been better but maybe next time. All the same, a fabulous place to visit! Not just a foul weather option. Fantastic for home school content... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As a Natural History Museum, this one is a bit of a dud. A number of the exhibits were closed for renovation, which hampered our time a bit. It was an interesting depiction of the evolution of Australian Life. But we did not really enjoy it. We could see that it would have been a good spot for kids. For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I enjoyed this museum which is a natural history museum. All the kids were having fun, which is a good sign. As a tourist I found the sections on Australian wildlife fascinating and informative, and there is a section about aboriginal life which is a good introduction to the newcomer to this subject. Geologists will enjoy the small mineral section... More 

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