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Australian Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
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Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies. With our permanent First Australians gallery taking you beyond the art and artefacts to explore the diverse beliefs and...more
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9320 6000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rainy day so checked out the museum. Got the general admission ticket which was plenty and had fun going through the exhibits. The dinosaurs were fun and all the history of Australia early settlers were fascinating. Went quick and got out in 2 hours which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alwaystravelsf
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the Museum last week with my daughter and daughter in law and my 6 grandchildren. I don't think I have been since I was a young adult. What impressed me the most is that they had a room that the children can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JanH5a
Reviewed 5 days ago

On entry, the front desk service was shocking!! The staff that was serving me gave me cold stare and basically, unhelpful! The place looks run down and barring dinosaur skeletons, there was very little that was interesting. I wonder whether the responsible people have seen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank teshil
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear tehsil, Thank you for your feedback on the Australian Museum and we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the experience. Over the past few years the Australian Museum has opened 5 new permanent galleries including Wild Planet, Pacific Spirit sharing the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been to NYC nature museum but this is a lot better for kids, a lot of interaction. I was positively surprised.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent half a day here after the art gallery and it was easy to get lost in the many fascinating exhibits here. Only got the general admission and that easily filled up our afternoon, wished we could have seen the other paid exhibits. Great for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank hgjimenez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spend about half a day going through the majority of the museum. We went in with the general admission, didn't view any of the special exhibitions. For only $15, we both felt it was well worth the money. The museum is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent around 2.5 hours here but could easily have spent longer, and that was just with a General Admission ticket i.e. not taking in Whales or the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibitions, for which separate tickets are required. Fittingly, we started...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank phutty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully curated, in a mix of traditional and historic with latest multi-media presentations. Special exhibit on whales as seen through both science and Maori traditions (on loan from the extraordinay Te Papa museum in Wellington) was well worththe added cost. Many unique artifacts from Oceania...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank peterbJ2738MM
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Never thought I’d be visiting this place that I pass everyday. It’s actually great to find a hidden gem, despite the limited time we spent in Wild Planet . We managed to visit the Wild Planet exhibits. Beautifully preserved specimens from around the world, with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Campercam
Reviewed November 28, 2018

What a wonderful museum. We latched on to tour guide, Tony, who was just terrific!!.. He knew everything!! Ask for Tony!! This place is just so interesting I do not know where to start. They also have a current whales exhibit that is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from GADawgGa | Reviewed this property |
Didn't use the lockers
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from austmus | Property representative |
The park that the Australian Museum is opposite is Hyde Park.
September 7, 2016|
Response from thetravelchildren |
I am able to answer my own question if it helps anyone! You can join the museum on arrival. They gave me a temporary membership card and told me that my actual card will be posted out in 2-3 weeks.