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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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Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies. Currently the Australian Museum is closed for $54 million of renovations and will re-open approximately mid year in...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9320 6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Australia Museum; it is close and easily accessible to anywhere in Sydney and offers a nice overview of the history, land, indigenous animals, and people. This was our first time in Australia, and admittedly we didn't go into...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank FourBeavers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon visiting the museum and I admit I was a little underwhelmed. A lot of animal collections and not a lot of human collections and experiences. I was hoping to find out more about the aborigines. Maybe I didn’t do enough homework...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Diva-Three
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Diva-Three, Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to the Australian Museum (AM). The Australian Museum has over 21 million natural history and cultural objects of significance to Australia, and many of these are displayed in our galleries. In addition to our natural...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The leftist PC intelligencia have been hard at work in Sydney’s Australian Museum in recent years. Once this beautiful old building housed thousands of interesting exhibits showcasing Australian native animals, birds, butterflies and the like, all housed in exquisite cabinetry made from local timbers by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lizardfeather, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your visit to the Australian Museum (AM). We have recently upgraded 5 new galleries, including the Westpac Long Gallery, Wild Planet and Garrigarrang: Sea Country, but admit that the AM is constrained for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited during the free weekend before the museum closes for refurbishment. It was a great time checking out all of the local Australian wildlife and the dinosaurs! I spent about an hour looking around, it's a relatively small museum but insightful and interesting. Cant...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a history lover, this museum offers me a glimpse of Australia's glorous past, its culture, people, arts, history and life. Their collection of fossils is impressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank junacullador
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

A nice museum with a lot of interesting information on the fauna of Australia. It has a good kids center also. I feel it does a poor job of representing the aboriginal cultures because that exhibit is really small and not very detailed.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed August 10, 2019

The museum has a mixture of attractions and I found that there were a number worth seeing ... and then a good coffee shop on the top floor to recover from walking around. The '200 Treasures of Australia' is a fascinating insight into Australian history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Nice museum, with a good collection of animal species, from today back till the dinosaurs. Nice exhibition about aboriginal way of life. At the top floor is a restaurant but please only visit with earplugs and if you don’t mind stepping on the abundant food...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank NLcycle
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a couple of really interesting hours exploring the museum which has lots of excellent exhibits

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I was amazed by the many wonderful and interesting exhibits. It was only a short visit but I will definitely be back to explore more

Date of experience: July 2019
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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.
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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.