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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is not a huge museum but it does have a lot to see, especially the surviving Australia section where you can learn about the native animals. We also enjoyed the aboriginal section which is why we came to this museum to begin with. The child's area seems to be geared more for the preschool age group and out ten... More 

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Thank you so much to the 2 knowledgeable lady volunteers who gave us an incredible personal tour of the museum. We don't remember their names sadly - one was from the USA and the other from Russia...we were shown the "highlights" of the museum, lots of different birds, crocodiles, kangaroos etc, really very interesting! We then went on to explore... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The skeleton room on the ground floor of this museum is a good attraction for some. The orthopaedic surgeons had cocktails there before proceeding for dinner on the 4th floor, where there were spectacular views of the sydney night sky

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a disappointing museum this is. Admittedly, they are doing some refurbishment which may go some way to help - but the whole place needs a complete rethink. Poor signage means you can't even find the way in to the displays properly once you've paid - unless you want to go to the shop!. The displays are old fashioned and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a perfect size museum, that offers enough information but does not leave you dead tired. The skeleton room is amazing, as is Surviving Australia section. Also fascinating was Dinosaur section and the realization that carbon dioxide levels are at its highest now in the last 50 million years. We especially enjoyed the fact that the museum is in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The museum has basic themes, Indigenous australia, dinosaur bones, mammal skeletons, rocks and gemstone, birds and insects. The majority of visitors were school groups (a lot of groups) with young children and parents with young children. The museum was chaotic and extremely loud with excited kids, I noticed very few adult tourists. Compared to other museums I have visited this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Can be educational but not that much interactive displays to capture the interest of young kids. The play area is catered to kids under 5 years, so not much to cater for kids 5 years and a little older.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

overall pretty generic stuff you would see at most museums. It wasn't that large and you can see it all in a few hours. We had hoped for more but it wasn't bad by any means. It costs around 50 dollars for the family

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