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Australian Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Darlinghurst
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trup
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice morning at the museum with the children and our family. Lots to see and space for the kids. Not too pricey and very educational. Nice gift shop but a bit $$.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 878laurah
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank DonegalEm
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear DonegalEm, 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful musuem, exibit is amazing i highly recommend come here for half a day for you to enjoy everything as in everything because it was so massive

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MMMD162
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really beautifully curated museum with lots of exhibits for all interests and tastes. I really enjoyed learning about the various cultures of the world which included the Aboriginal and Maori cultures. The surviving Australia area was amazing. My kids loved the animals...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank calvinrion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks 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
Thank JanH5a
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Thank teshil
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 January 14, 2019

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
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andrewc533
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Response from GADawgGa | Reviewed this property |
Didn't use the lockers
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Thurston B
July 24, 2017|
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Response from austmus | Property representative |
The park that the Australian Museum is opposite is Hyde Park.
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thetravelchildren
September 7, 2016|
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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.
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