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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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First of all tourists can get a 20% discount from the Sydney Visitor Guide, which makes it very reasonable. The museum is a bit smaller than I expected, but we passed an hour or two here quite easily. Most of it seems to be natural...More
What an interesting 4 hours. So much to see and really need a couple of days to take it all in. Exhibits are so detailed and interesting. I learnt a lot. Had lunch up the top - fantastic views and great food. Friendly staff everywhere.
I visited Friday 8th March and yes there were a few loud kids in there we must remember they are excited and there to learn. I didn't find them too loud either.
So, to the museum itself. A very good price and excellent exhibits if...More
We visited this Museum on Friday morning (8 March 2019), it was a really bad decision. A local school decided to bring hordes of noisy primary school children to the museum on an outing, to compound the situation the teachers and accompanying parents thought it...More
Date of experience: March 2019
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austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Australian Museum (AM). We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit and we will take this feedback on board.
The AM is proud to deliver curriculum-based education programs...More
As visitors from the US with limited time in Sydney, we really enjoyed our time at the museum. The exhibits on aboriginal culture and experiences in Australia helped our understanding of the native people. The displays of birds, native animals, and early photography were very...More
In Europe the jewel box is often regarded as a significant part of a Museum's raison d'etre. This sometimes seems to be forgotten in Australia - eg the attempts to relocate the Powerhouse Museum. Thus it is very gratifying to visit the Australian Museum -...More
We went in the morning expecting to spend 90 to 120 minutes. Wrong! We had lunch in the cafe and after two hours spent in the exhibits in the morning we spent another 90 minutes after lunch. Loved the "200 Treasures" as well as the...More
The only reason I visited this museum was to see the ‘200 Treasures’ exhibition. To fill in time until the allotted 7-minute projection, I wandered through the museum. I was very disappointed in most of the exhibits I saw. Many seemed to be poorly displayed...More
Date of experience: February 2019
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austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019
Thank you for your feedback on the Australian Museum and we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit.
Over the past few years the Australian Museum has opened 5 new permanent galleries including Pacific Spirit sharing the stories and...More
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.