Australian Museum, Sydney

3.9
#9 of 45 in Museums in Sydney
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 to visit Australian Museum and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney vacation trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This museum is so child friendly is makes me want to be a young again. It is well set out and so hands on that no child would walk away saying it was boring. When we visited there was a room with sand...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We regularly take our primary school aged children to the Australian Museum. Their favourite part is the Search & Discover section with the opportunity to be a naturalist. The staff are fantastic and ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This museum is great - there is so much to see and do. There are activities for kids. You can easily spend the whole day there. I have!  more »
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  • September 15, 2017
    $15 entry fee for adults, cheaper for students and retirees, free for children. Expect 2h visit. It's pretty much your standard historical nature and animal museum but with the main focus on what has existed on the Australian continent. Current animals, extinct animals, dinosaurs, Aboriginal tribes, etc. Also special wing for minerals which was really cool!
  • August 30, 2017
    Truly a world class museum, the exhibits are top notch and there is something for all the family to be interested in. Some of the exhibits are permanent but there are also a lot of new and upcoming exhibits from all over the world that appear for a limited time and then are gone, so keep abreast of the museum news so you do not miss out on some of the truly spectacular stuff they have on show here. Very rarely do I give 5 stars but this is truly deserving of every one.5 stars!
  • August 23, 2017
    Spent a happy 4 1/2 hours wandering around the exhibits-particularly the "First Australian" section,which was informative and thought provoking. Plus...there's DINOSAURS-who doesn't love a dinosaur??? The person who curated the modern critters has a great sense of humour and every exhibit was well labelled with excellent information.
  • September 8, 2017
    What an awesome place? It's got always some exciting exhibition on and the kids space is great? Now they do a guided program with an educator during certain times of the day.
  • August 23, 2017
    A national treasure. Well priced (kids are free) and there's heaps to have a look at. Exhibitions are well thought out and it's easy enough to get around. Café upstairs is a little pricey but well worth it for the views.

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