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Australian Museum, Sydney

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • A bit pricey, but always interesting. Highlight for me was interacting with a very nice older lady about some cool minerals and elements. More interaction with staff, please! 
  • On a lazy Sunday ☀️ we went to the Australia Museum. We also purchased the David Attenborough Vr experiences which were really worthwhile. I suggest you by online as it's easier. When doing the Vr exp...  read more »
  • Really worth to visit. Animals, birds, minerals, history etc... A full day to spend and enjoy in this museum.
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  • Love it here and my kids do too. If you've a young family and ate local to Sydney, getting the yearly pass is very affordable and more than worth it. From memory, I think it pays for itself at your third visit. We go on average nearly once a month and this is our third year of renewing our membership. Would often explore Sydney city with the kids and this place is always a good card to pay at end of any draining day. Also did the sleepover at the museum with eldest son and will cherish the memory of sharing that.
  • This is great value for the family. Grab the annual family pass for member benefits and so you can go back as often as you like. Unfortunately the parking deal with the parking garage around the corner is no longer available. The all day valet parking deal for $20 at the Hilton for museum members is pretty good though, even if it is a bit of a hike to the museum.
  • Sydney is great on a sunny day. So most activities are outdoors. But when you're stuck in the city on a rainy day, there appear to be very few things to do. The Australia Museum is a great place to visit on any day (tourists should reserve it for a to-do-on-a-rainy-day). Admission is $15, but children under 16 are free and for locals an annual membership for the family is a bargain. I remember the museum fondly from when I was young, It's Australia's oldest museum going back to 1827. Some of the exhibits seem like they almost go back that far, but there is a lot of upgrade work going on. It's a very easy way to spend 3-4 hours going from dinosaurs to world cultures.
  • Pretty big and good place to take kids. The VR great barrier reef experience was good. And Rami at front desk was very helpful as i ended up having to take my 3yr old in. And they were accommodating.
  • Great place to take the kids, some interactive stuff but you're mostly just looking at fascinating things things. There's a slightly confusing layout resulting from the mixing of old and new architecture.
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