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The Rocks Discovery Museum

Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8680
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Very interesting if small museum

Not a big place and it won't take you long to go round but very interesting. I especially liked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melchiot
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Wickford, United Kingdom
Cute little museum, orientation to the rocks

Lovely visit. Friendly staff who will orient you to the area and offer highlights. A free museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sharalDc
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DC
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The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.Learn about the area's traditional custodians, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a big place and it won't take you long to go round but very interesting. I especially liked the world map that showed immigration through time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely visit. Friendly staff who will orient you to the area and offer highlights. A free museum with three floors to explore and a rotating art exhibit of local artists.

1  Thank sharalDc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very memorable and charming museum. We were mesmerized by the artifacts and walked away with a keen insight as to how these brave people survived.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about Sydney history. Interesting videos and interactive screens as well as displays and activities for children.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Great for an hour to learn about the history of the rocks. Great videos at the end. Stop in and check it out.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

It was a great experience to understand more deeply what was there in The Rocks area at the time when the english prisioners were sent there.

Thank Diego B
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband, son and I enjoyed learning more about the historical Rocks area of Sydney. The building is very old and contains interesting artifacts such as china dishes and other house hold items. There are 5 interesting documentaries about life in the Rocks which were...More

Thank Liz N
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Gives a good overview of the history of this distinct part of Sydney. Helpful guides and lots of good information. If you find the tourist information in this area it is the road next to it - might be helpful if you get lost!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This is not a large museum, however, it is quite interesting. There is quite a bit to read, there are artefacts displayed in every room and there are short documentaries to watch. Over the previous years there has been a lot of archaeology conducted in...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Gives some info on how the Rocks came to be but the artefacts are of poor quality, displays full and little to mainatin the interest of kids

1  Thank AbbyRL
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