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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  • We took our five year old son to the museum specifically for the dinosaur exhibit, he just loved it. We easily spent an hour there, he particularly enjoyed the interactive parts of the exhibit. We....  more »
  • My 13 year old has been hassling me to take him again now that it has reopened. We went on a Monday and there wasn’t any queues. There are plenty of disinfectant stands and you do feel quite safe. We....  more »
  • Museums generally tell a story; a story of the people of the land and how they lived and adapted and developed. The Australian museum gave me a different feel; it told the story of the land and its...  more »
  • A truly wonderful museum, that in its own right is a very integral part of the modern heritage of Sydney. While it won't stand up to the sorts of massive Museums found in Europe and North America, it is still a trove of interesting discoveries and a wonderful range of specimens. Staff are particularly wonderful, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
  • This museum is massive, so much to see you'll need +5 hrs to properly see all its content. I use to come here as a kid and I still enjoy it now. So much to see and great variety of things to see.
  • A bargain $30 family ticket for the standard exhibits, but this becomes $72 with a "No photos allowed" ticket to the feature whales exhibit. Mr. 5-year-old had very little interest in most of the feature and we blitzed it in twenty minutes; the rest of the museum was a solid 90 minutes and more appealing to a youngster
  • It’s a really great museum with plenty of stuff for everyone. I really enjoyed the Australian Geographic exhibition and the whales one was cool as well. I would recommend it for a hot or rainy day in Sydney
  • Great museum with beautiful exhibits. The app and audio tours are great options to go at your own pace. The cafe on the 4th floor was fine for a quick bite. Catch the light show of the 200 treasures, it’s really neat. Layout encourages meandering and allows you to get around people easily. Plenty of kid friendly exhibits too.

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