Australian Museum, Sydney

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Established in 1827, Australian Museum is the country's oldest museum, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies. Located in the heart of the city, near Hyde Park, the museum includes collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and anthropology. Apart from its permanent exhibitions, the museum is also involved with international research efforts in the field of aboriginal studies and hosts a number of educational programs. The museum was originally conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history. Over time, the building has evolved to encompass a range of architectural styles. Arrange your visit to Australian Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip planning app .
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  • I took my 6 year old grandson to the museum yesterday.The Mammoth exhibition was on and he loved every single minute of it. He spent at least 30 minutes playing with the mechanical trunk and then we s...  more »
  • We went to the Australian Museum in Sydney to see Lyuba, the baby mammoth that was discovered. The exhibit was disappointing and we could not stop thinking about how it could be much better. The baby ...  more »
  • We went with the 2 grankids and they loved it. Very interesting and well laid out, easy to find things. A great day out for the family, pity the cafe was mobbed, could be much bigger.  more »
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  • Highly recommend the Australian Museum for a fun learning day in Sydney. The Mammoth exhibit was quite intriguing as well with lots of great exhibits and information. We easily spent 4 hours there but were limited due to another engagement. We could've easily spent more! This is also a great place to bring kids.
  • The exhibitions were pretty good. Cost of entry is reasonable but extra cost to the special exhibition pushed the cost up a fair bit. The restaurant had some great views of the city but the food was pretty dire. I had the lamb chops and they were bland cold and a little chewy. The potatoes were under cooked and the gravy tasted like it was out of a packet. The staff were lovely though and Service was fast.
  • It's a museum, but not as you know it! Check out the awesome displays and exhibitions of you have a spare hour or two while in the city. The exhibitions will entertain adults and children alike with the scale, detail and variety. There is even a cafe on the upper level with awesome views, but slow crappy service. Worth a visit at least once!
  • I took the free 1pm guided tour which was very informative. I would recommend doing a tour first to get your bearings as it is such a large space. They have exhibits which change and you pay extra to get into. I went into the mammoth exhibit. They had a baby mammoth in there. It was interesting and informative. Lots of school children were visiting too which is great.
  • Mammoth exhibition was so good. Loved the recreations, the artist did an amazing job. The rest of the day was spent wandering the halls and being amazed at a world of animals and history. 10 out of 10 would go again.
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