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Ranked #1 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums

There is a reason over 1.3 million visitors come to the  Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. Set within The Domain and overlooking beautiful Woolloomooloo Bay, the Gallery... more »

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Ranked #2 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #3 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Museums
Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny... more » Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny kitchens and crowded living quarters when you visit this rare surviving example of a working class terrace. Then stock up on sweets in the old corner shop. Open daily 2pm-5pm. Museum access is by guided tour only. Tours can be pre-booked by phone or same day tickets are available for purchase in the shop (subject to availability). Adult $8. Concession $4, Family $17. Sydney Living Museums members free. « less
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Ranked #4 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums
This Sydney landmark has housed convicts and orphans, as well as ill, impoverished women.
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Ranked #5 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits... more » Owner description: The Australian National Maritime Museum details the country's love for and dependence upon the seas with traditional exhibits and film but also vessels to explore in Darling Harbour, including a destroyer and a submarine. The museum has many children's activities and offers sailing excursions. « less
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Ranked #6 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from... more » Owner description: The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.Learn about the area's traditional custodians, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy. « less
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Ranked #7 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Madame Tussauds Sydney features an all-star cast of the world’s best known personalities and heroes, including A-list... more » Owner description: Madame Tussauds Sydney features an all-star cast of the world’s best known personalities and heroes, including A-list celebrities, sports heroes, rock legends, world leaders and an array of home-grown Australian legends. Madame Tussauds Sydney is a new breed of attraction, with interactivity at the heart of the experience. Get up close, touch and even hug the figures. You can also grab the props to make your photos even more authentic!With a fascinating history dating back to the Paris of 1770, Madame Tussauds is quite literally a labour of love spanning 200 years of expertise and research. Each wax figure is crafted with unprecedented skill, artistry and accuracy. It takes over 800 hours of work and 20 artists to make just one wax figure.Madame Tussauds Sydney is the thirteenth Madame Tussauds attraction opened worldwide and the fifth of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. « less
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Ranked #8 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate... more » Owner description: These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney's police and magistrates kept law and order. Walk through the corridor of cells, check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from forensic archives. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museum members free. « less
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Ranked #9 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums; Art Museums
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Ranked #10 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design.... more » Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design. The Powerhouse Museum is also known for kid-friendly interactive exhibits and popular limited-time shows featuring props and design elements from films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. « less
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Ranked #11 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous... more » Owner description: Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies. « less
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Ranked #12 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Children's Museums; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: May Gibbs Nutcote is the former house and garden of May Gibbs, one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and... more » Owner description: May Gibbs Nutcote is the former house and garden of May Gibbs, one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators and creator of Australia’s classic children’s’ story Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Nutcote was designed by prominent architect B. J. Waterhouse and built for May Gibbs and her husband, James Ossili Kelly, in 1925. May occupied the house for 44 years until her death in 1969. The house has been listed on the Register of the National Estate and has been furnished to reflect the style of the 1920s and 1930s s and includes effects owned by May Gibbs, such as her easel, paint box and folio stand. « less
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Ranked #14 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Explore one of Sydney's best kept secrets: the Brett Whiteley Studio, where one of Australia's most celebrated artists of the... more » Owner description: Explore one of Sydney's best kept secrets: the Brett Whiteley Studio, where one of Australia's most celebrated artists of the 20th century lived and worked, from 1988 to 1992.The Studio exhibits a selection of Whiteley's work, and glimpses of his private world can be seen in his sketchbooks, photographs, music collection and personal memorabilia.Located close to the CBD, within the cosmopolitan suburb of Surry Hills. « less
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Ranked #16 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Enjoy our latest exhibitions, the fascinating archaeological remains at the site of the colony's first Government House built... more » Owner description: Enjoy our latest exhibitions, the fascinating archaeological remains at the site of the colony's first Government House built in 1788 and see award winning contemporary sculpture 'Edge of the Trees'. Journey though Sydney's 200+ year history and learn about the people, places and cultures that have made it such a cosmopolitan city. Open daily 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museums members free. « less
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Ranked #17 of 33 Museums in Sydney
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Ranked #18 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney, contains the largest collection of antiquities in... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #19 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: CWM Galleries represent artists who conceive and create works of beauty, providing pleasure and insight to their fellow man.... more » Owner description: CWM Galleries represent artists who conceive and create works of beauty, providing pleasure and insight to their fellow man. In our view there is enough ugliness in this world without artists contributing to it.We totally reject the concept of elitism and the pretensions that so often inhibit people in approaching and enjoying art.A red dot on a white canvas will always be a red dot on a white canvas, an installation of underwear on the floor will always be underwear on the floor. I suspect I could even create these 'works of art' myself.Back in the 1990's we set out to change that and to-day CWM Galleries are regarded by many as Australia's premier commercial sculpture galleries. The sculptures we exhibit are created in classical and lasting materials, a legacy for future generations.You are invited to judge the level of skill required to conceive and create the wonderful and lasting works we exhibit. CWM Galleries constantly exhibit up to 180 sculptures and 200 paintings by Contemporary Australian Artists.The artists creating these works include both award winning artists and highly regarded teachers of their craft.CWM Galleries provides sponsorship and/or manages a number of our artists. Many of the works displayed are exclusive to our galleries.We urge you to acquire works of art that you really love and welcome your next visit to CWM Galleries. « less
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Ranked #20 of 33 Museums in Sydney
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Ranked #21 of 33 Museums in Sydney
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Ranked #22 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #23 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Museums
Owner description: The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the... more » Owner description: The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the incredible link between opal and the dinosaur.As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia’s outback and then taken through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. Exhibits show how bones of prehistoric creatures can become opalised. Adjoining the museum is the spectacular showroom with Australia’s largest range of opals and opal jewellery. « less
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Ranked #24 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #25 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #26 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 33 Museums in Sydney
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Ranked #28 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Military Museums
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Ranked #29 of 33 Museums in Sydney
Category: Art Museums
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