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Australian Museum

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Address: 1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9320 6000
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Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation...

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 cultures of Australia's first peoples. Surviving Australia exhibition looks at just what is it that makes Australia so different. Follow the true stories of Australia's astonishing native animals and see how they've adapted and survived over millions of years. Featuring Dinosaurs exhibition, Gemstones and Minerals and Birds and Insects exhibition. Our Search and Discover area is a showcase of the Museum's collection and provides a rich i9nteractive experience for all visitors.

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Australian Museum

We have an annual family pass which is of great value. The Museum is a great place to visit, the service, exhibitions and temporary shows they have happening all time, are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have an annual family pass which is of great value. The Museum is a great place to visit, the service, exhibitions and temporary shows they have happening all time, are wonderfully diverse. You could easily spend the whole day there to see everything. The highlights for us are the Wild Planet where the kids love to see the different... More 

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Thank Eileen S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my son for David Attenborough's documentary of the Great Barrier Reef shot in VR at the museum. We missed it the first time and we were lucky that it was back by popular demand! It was truly an eye-opening experience for both of us, particularly when we have not visited the world famous natural wonder before. The short... More 

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Thank Beng Kay T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent to bring kids Value for money. Came with a 9 yo and a 3 yo. They enjoyed it, learn about new things and found interesting things to do. Will be back

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Thank GranchaB
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aboriginal exhibition was very thought provoking and was very interesting to learn about Australia's history, the crystal collection is also worth a look, very extensive. The views from the cafe were also very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting Sydney this year in January there were several rainy days. Ideal for museum visiting. This is certainly a museum worth visiting for all ages. There is apparently always something unique and special going on for the young ones - well it is the school holidays. The museum hard core offers a wide spectrum of Australian art, culture, life... More 

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Thank Louise H
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kids Zone used to be world class 2 years ago but is old, worn and lacking toys. The lady in charge of the place also told off my son for running, despite the fact that there are no signs up saying no running. Definitely no longer fun for young children.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From outer space you are taken on an amazing VIRTUAL VISUAL experience viewing Australia as though you were in a satelite, to 'landing' on the Great Barrier Reef. You 'descend' in a bubble submarine through the waters of the reef as you listen to David Attenborough's commentary. The fish swim all around you and as you are guided around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoy museums, and this was a treat! I feel like there is a lot of taxidermy here, so it was neat to see the museum really show off one of its strengths. It was impressive. There was a lot to see, and I recommend a visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great Museum. It is located not far from the CBD, so is easily found. The whole museum is full of interest. There are often special exhibitions on, though, for a limited time. These are extremely well done - e.g. the 50 Explorers fantastic exhibition - full of Australian explorers doing marvellous things. Throughout the museum everything is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there to see the Attenborough 3D Virtual Reality Experiences film, but only after we purchased tickets were we told that it wasn't shown today. So we used up the time visiting the extensive animal displays. Well done, but a big agenda to look at thousands of stuffed animals in half a day. it does a good educational job... More 

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Darlinghurst
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.