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Nicholson Museum

Address: Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9351 2222
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Ranked #138 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney, contains the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere, from terracotta urns to mummies.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a nice find as I had a 3 hour gap between appointments at a nearby hospital. Even though the museum is quite small it took me just over an hour to go through it. It is Free entry.

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Really really good museum - just a shame it's not open more often! The largest collection of antiquities in the southern hemisphere, and it's free to get in!

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

One of the best things about the Nicholson Museum is that so few people seem to know about it. I was unfortunate enough to strike a group of school children when I was there, but once they left there only three other people in the museum with me. This allows the and space to enjoy this small but lovely collection... More

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Woodinville, WA
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27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very clever way to exhibit 50 pieces in the museum as each on is accompanied by a story that tells of its acquisition or historical significance and the stories are fun, engaging, truthful (including one that describes how the founder of the museum was tricked by a fake piece and they have it on display), and refreshing. LOVED it..... the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

amazing collection of greek/roman objects- getting there is only hassle as limited [2 say the least] parking in grounds of sydney university

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Parkes, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

I revisited this place after years. It looks fantastic! The current exhibition on 50 objects is engrossing as it tells the stories of how the pieces came to be in the universities collection. The opened up space and the displays are great. Anyone interested in archeology or antiquities should not miss this place plus it's surroundings are pretty special too.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This fairly unknown museum within the university campus has a small but very well presented collection of Ancient Egyptian , Roman and Greek antiquities .It gives a unique insight in to the world of a private collector who had the passion and the funds to buy works during the Victorian era .

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