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“diverse collection nicely housed”
Review of Australian Museum

Australian Museum
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Ranked #57 of 475 things to do in Sydney
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Owner description: 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.
Buffalo, New York
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“diverse collection nicely housed”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

While not large by new museum standards, this gem had a very diverse collection. One floor is devoted to dinosaurs and another to the extinct animals of Australia with very good signage.
The Aboriginal Gallery is especially interesting with several videos depicting the struggles of these people to gain respect in their homeland.

My favorite area was the displays of art work in many different media by aboriginal artists. The colorful paintings and interesting sculptures mostly depict nature as their main focus is their believe in the connection of all living things.

There is also a cafe and small gift shop. My time was well spent in this museum and was a nice quiet break from all the excitement of Sydney.

Visited November 2013
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Marne, Michigan
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“Good museum but small”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love museums. They teach me so much about our world. This was no exception. We opted not to pay extra for the dinosaurs because they are in Chicago and I came to see Australia. I spent a lot of time on the top floor with the animals of Australia. That was really nice. I volunteer in a zoo and it was good to see and learn about all the different sizes of kangaroo. They have a nice section on beach and shallow water species of animals. Good to learn about for snorkeling and scuba diving. I took loads of pictures to bring home and remind me of what I saw. On the lower floor was a room full of information about the Aboriginal people. Very interesting. Without seeing the dinosaurs we spent 2-3 hours.

Visited June 2014
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Dinosaurs interaction was ace”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Any kid, young or old would love this exhibition, brought the age of he dinosaurs to life, oh how things have changed since I was a child!

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

My favorite part was the new T Rex collection. First time for me. It was amazing. the rest of their collection is pretty good too, specially their mineral collection. I only wish their visiting hours could be extended a little bit, had to go out before i could finish the whole place. But memorable non the less :)

Visited June 2014
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“Time and money well spent.”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Spent at least 2 hours there today and enjoyed it. Would love to see more real skeletons instead of plastic but still good. Pram access everywhere! Plenty toilets but no actual babys rooms. Cheap entry also !

Thank Nadia M
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