We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Australian Museum

Address: 6 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
Phone Number: 61 2 9320 6000
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$78*
and up
77%
Ranked #87 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies.
Write a Review

288 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    103
    121
    46
    15
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I visit many countries, but this museum was one of the best... it has so many exhibits inside- dinosaurs, minerals, animals and even children room.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

i went in for the aztec display which was fantastic. but i was disappointed that the museum charges you 10cent extra for credit card fee which would help if they mentioned this on their website people are prepared to have cash on them. all in all a great place to spend the day learnt a lot of australian history fun... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to the Australian Museum particularly to see the Aztecs exhibit which was very interesting and informative and was in two sections the whole visit for this exhibit was approximately one and half hours un rushed reviewing each piece at leisure, to my delight when receiving the map of the museum I discovered that they had a Dinosaur exhibit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the best museums in Sydney, after the Gallery of NSW. Also the Aztec exhibition was great. A little expensive at 24 dollars, though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I took my grandchildren there and we spend most of the morning on the top floor: excellent and large display (interactive) of dinosaurs, birds and insects and extinct Australian fauna. Good children's activity centre (for the little ones) and how do things work (for the somewhat bigger ones), really enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rylstone, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We specifically went for the Aztecs and Garrigarrang Sea Country exhibitions. Both very good. Didn't have time to look further around the Museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I would recommend anyone visiting Sydney with a free day to come to the Australian Museum. The museum has many interesting exhibits that are well presented.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very manageable to get around in 2 hours. The Aztec exhibit (temporary) was fantastic. Only downside was the major kids' attractions (touch and explore, kidzone) were located on top level, and I didn't discover them until 90mins through the museum, by which time the kid was tired. Should've spent more time here and less time trying to interest him in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went to the Australian Museum for the special Aztecs Exhibition. This exhibition had a fine collection of art treasures and was beautifully presented and curated. I was very impressed. And then I went to the rest of the museum. The rest of the museum is old fashioned and stuffy, and looks like it has been 'design by committee' after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great museum I remember some fun school excursions when I was young. Lots of interesting exhibits. Great old building & it's the oldest museum in Australia. It's easy to find - just get the train to Museum station & walk through beautiful Hyde Park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Australian Museum also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
 

Been to Australian Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Australian Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?