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Museum of Sydney

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Enjoy our latest exhibitions, the fascinating archaeological remains at the site of the colony's first Government House built in 1788 and see award winning contemporary sculpture 'Edge of the Trees'. Journey though Sydney's 200+ year history and...more
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 5988
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For our first time to Australia, we realized that we didn’t know much of its history. Even though this focused on Sydney, we learned much more. There is a film which seemed long for an intro to a museum, but we felt it was well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JKS55
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing and in a great Sydney city location. Parking stations are also nearby or Circular Quay station and Ferries are very close.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JaneaustenJABCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setup includes a pair of headphones with musical commentary at many exhibits. I was not impressed with this feature however many of the displays gave important insights into the early history of Sydney including names that are still influential in today’s special places such...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BernardR792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller museum than its exterior and its $15 admission suggest. The most worthwhile of the exhibits I saw was the assorted short films which play on a continuous loop in the theatre; each is roughly 10 minutes long. There is also a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing, exhibits are boring, $30 for a tiny tourist trap with nothing of interest. Not worth the effort

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Appytravela
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

As a gallery was shut we were let in for 2/3 of price. The museum is compact but good. We all gained an idea of the condlict between the aboriganol people and the settlers 200 years ago. Worth a couple of hours. Building is on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AJEMason
Reviewed August 3, 2019

The entire museum is made up of photographs,short documentries and a hand full of artifacts a family ticket of $38 and we could barely kill an hour of time heed this warning dont waste your time or money

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gavindonovan543
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We came here last week and and unfortunately it isn’t worth the $38 dollars we paid. In fact even if it has been free we would have been disappointed. After an hour we couldn’t string it out any further. Interactivity is almost none existent and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SarahSJC
Reviewed July 15, 2019

My son and I visited this Museum on 15th July expecting to see all about the history of Sydney including about Captain Cook, The settlement of Sydney, the first settlers, the building of the city etc. but this was virtually non existent. On arrival I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from JuliaE2065 | Reviewed this property |
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