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Australian Museum

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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 1 week ago

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
Thank CardsFan05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great introduction to the aborigine people and their unique history. Extra kudos to Rafael who when I asked to borrow a wheel chair to help my wife in Hyde Park actually came and wheeled her from the park to the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Atlantaoz
Reviewed November 2, 2018

As happens so often, it took visiting overseas guests to get us to visit the Australian Museum, and having attended this fantastic venue, we have to ask ourselves why did it take overseas guests to open our eyes?! Traditionally, many people tend to think of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CCAandEBA
Reviewed October 31, 2018

There's some wonderful exhibitions in this museum - permanent and changing ones. The old 3-storey Victorian gallery with the cases around the walls is really interesting. The layout was a bit confusing in places, and hard to work out where you were, but it is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rick M
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A short walk across Hyde Park from our hotel is a Central Sydney treat. We used the voucher I found in the back of the guide book from the airport and received 20% off entrance. The museum covers southern hemisphere animals and fauna, indigenous people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank X4583WInickm
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We hadn't been for years. The renovations look great and it flows really well. Small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Kids had a great time. I feel there is a little bit to go but it is great value. Shop in the middle is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 409islands
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I always take overseas visitors here and at the moment there is an excellent photographic exhibition on which I highly recommend. Yes it is a little expensive however they do have deals for families with children

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RossCSydney
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I have visited this museum several times in the past and always enjoy it. My wife, a gemologist, is fully absorbed by the collection of gemstones and minerals in the museum. For those who are interested in nature, animals or artefacts, you shouldn't miss this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wuwuwoo
Reviewed October 6, 2018

took the grandkids here during a trip to sydney. Wasnt sure how it would go with 3 children aged 6 and under. They all loved it. Miss 3 took control of the camera and got some pretty good photos. plenty of room to move around....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kylie D
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Not worth the entry fee. They should also consider capping the number of visitors. It was far too busy. The cafe was in need of a good clean. Disappointing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from GADawgGa | Reviewed this property |
Didn't use the lockers
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.
September 7, 2016|
Response from igu04366 |
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.