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Address: Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9351 2222
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The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney,...

The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney, contains the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere, from terracotta urns to mummies.

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Hidden Gem

The Nicholson Museum within the grounds of the University of Sydney is a hidden gem. I chanced across the museum some years ago when I was attending a function at the University... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Nicholson Museum within the grounds of the University of Sydney is a hidden gem. I chanced across the museum some years ago when I was attending a function at the University. I was amazed and enchanted by the museum then and again when I visited in May 2016. The collection is extensive, well organised, well documented and very well... More 

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Adelaide
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The outside of the building reminded us of Harry Potter, so 'old English'. We had a guided tour with Trinity who brought so much joy to the experience. Hope to come back soon :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Interesting little museum that contains a selection of real and model antiquities. What makes this display great are the descriptions that are posted next to the exhibits, they are entertaining to read and gives a whole lot of context, not only about the piece, but also how it came to be in the possession of the university. Highly recommend if... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Nicholson Museum located at the south end of the Quadrangle at Sydney University ought to be visited by everyone . A wonderful collection of antiquities, excellent exhibits with close up views of mummies and nose to glass of objects from a past to draw one into ancient history; exciting for the grandchildren, equally so for the grandparents as well... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went because we'd heard about the lego on the radio. The scale model of Pompeii with heaps of features to find certainly kept my 10 year old entranced for ages, and he learnt far more about that period of ancient history than if there hadn't been a lego model to draw him in in the first place, but then,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a great place to introduce the children or grandchildren to the past. They can get face to face with human mummies and there is even a cat mummy. My grandson had fun laying beside one mummy case and deciding that he and the mummy must have been about the same height and possibly age - there was an... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Very very small museum with a nice greek vase exhibit. Parking terrible at uni. Definitely don't drive!

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Thank June C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited Sydney Museum the quadrangle and just found the Nicholson Museum by chance. Saw a Lego exhibition sign there but looked around and saw a magnificent and unexpected amount of antiquities from all eras and locations . its the best collection of antiquities in the sothern hemisphere . It's nice and small very well labelled and of great interest. Easy... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went purely for the LEGO Pompeii exhibit - which is gorgeous and the builder has added in little scenes for people with any connection to Pompeii, so the Tardis is there because Dr Who has been to Pompeii, etc. There is a table set up with some LEGO for you to play with as well. The museum itself has... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Beautiful Museum in the University of Sydney dedicated to the ancient world: Egypt Greece Etruscan and Rome. Special exhibition on Pompeii with a LEGO reconstruction!

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