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Australian Museum, Sydney

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Natural History Museum Museum
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 good aboriginal exhibit worth visiting by itself. Moving and enlightening on Australia's history. Exhibits on upper floors are also very good.  more »
  • The museum is not big but the displays are worth to see such as dinosaurs. We missed Spiders but it should be good as other reviewers said. It is a good place for a rainy day. The restaurant, No.1 Wil...  more »
  • With liked the Museum with its small witty allusions. Especially the part about the indigenous people is interesting and instructive.
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  • Great for kids! Free admission for children under 16 which is awesome. There's a toddler's play area with lots of hands on learning. A few other interactive displays and good use of multimedia throughout
  • The Australian Museum has certainly improved in the past couple of years since its renovation! The building is architecturally lovely and fresh, and the exhibits have moved around and follow nicely. Added to this, there is a cafe on the 4th floor where the food is over-priced, but the view is worth it. A great, educational place to spend a few hours.
  • So much to see! The museum wasn't particularly busy so the free tour was a private tour and the guide was incredibly informative and friendly. I learned so much in the hour or so we spent wandering around the varied exhibits. There was a special exhibition on spiders for an extra charge which was well worth the price for the amount of information, activities and displays on offer.
  • Despite renovations this is a great place to bring the family. With 3 boys we spent a long time looking at dinosaurs, but all the animals were great. Gemstones and minerals well presented. Coffee and food were good, if pricey, but the main restaurant was closed for renovations.
  • A lot of effort goes into the exhibitions and it pays off! Really engaging for kids and interesting for adults! Lots of variety so kids don't get bored!

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