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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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Description: The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney...
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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Unexpected fantastic little museum

Visited Sydney Museum the quadrangle and just found the Nicholson Museum by chance. Saw a Lego exhibition sign there but looked around and saw a magnificent and unexpected amount... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
David W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very very small museum with a nice greek vase exhibit. Parking terrible at uni. Definitely don't drive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited Sydney Museum the quadrangle and just found the Nicholson Museum by chance. Saw a Lego exhibition sign there but looked around and saw a magnificent and unexpected amount of antiquities from all eras and locations . its the best collection of antiquities in the sothern hemisphere . It's nice and small very well labelled and of great interest. Easy... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went purely for the LEGO Pompeii exhibit - which is gorgeous and the builder has added in little scenes for people with any connection to Pompeii, so the Tardis is there because Dr Who has been to Pompeii, etc. There is a table set up with some LEGO for you to play with as well. The museum itself has... More 

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Rome, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful Museum in the University of Sydney dedicated to the ancient world: Egypt Greece Etruscan and Rome. Special exhibition on Pompeii with a LEGO reconstruction!

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 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
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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13 reviews 13 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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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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47 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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13 attraction reviews
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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