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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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Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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Intimate and engaging no matter what your age.

This is a great place to introduce the children or grandchildren to the past. They can get face to face with human mummies and there is even a cat mummy. My grandson had fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a great place to introduce the children or grandchildren to the past. They can get face to face with human mummies and there is even a cat mummy. My grandson had fun laying beside one mummy case and deciding that he and the mummy must have been about the same height and possibly age - there was an... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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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46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Additional Information about Nicholson Museum

Address: Address: Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9351 2222
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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