Australian Museum, Sydney

3.9
#9 of 44 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 your visit to Australian Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip planning app .
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  • Not a big museum, but interesting to learn about Sydney's history and get acquainted with the heart of downtown back in the olden days.  more »
  • my wife & I almost missed this attraction due to the bad reviews on tripadvisor BUT i was blown away. I am not an easily impressed guy: been to places like Mount Hua in Xi'an doing the via ferrata so ...  more »
  • Any of the galleries in this natural history/cultural history museum deserve significant time. The most eclectic is the 200 Treasures, in a multilevel space that comprises the original 19th century ga...  more »
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  • $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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. CafĂ© upstairs is a little pricey but well worth it for the views.

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