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Customs House, Sydney

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Explore Sydney’s history at Customs House, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. This historic building was constructed in 1845 and served as the headquarters of the Customs Service for over 150 years. Today, the building is a popular venue for art exhibitions and private functions, and is home to the city’s main library. On the ground floor visitors can see a scale model of the city’s central business district, viewed through a glass floor. You can also eat, drink, meet up with friends, read newspapers, and browse the internet at this vibrant public space featuring a magazine salon and several trendy bars and restaurants. The Circular Quay, where the building is located, is a convenient place to start or end your tour of the city. Put Customs House into our Sydney holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sydney.
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  • According to the map of Sydney, originally as a customs building used was likely, but now that 1st floor glass floor diorama of the city of Sydney is located on second floor of futuristic sheet library; In addition, it as a base to see the break while sightseeing, as also the tourist information counter can use free Wi-Fi, so good.
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  • This is a great building, just off Circular Quay to walk through. Right off the entry under foot (and glass) there is a to scale model of the city that is clearly kept up to date. It's impossible to g...  read more »
  • Circular Quay station is located directly in front of the find, easy peasy. City where you can walk within. At the entrance to the Sydney city views only greets glass floor scale models. Have fun browsing here and there. The ground floor is where you can see these magazines, newspapers. Go to the second floor are able to see the book. Korean and Japanese books are also included, so if you would like to read and I hope for a national. There are also a lot of music CD and video. The three layers are centered on professional books. After registering the membership book rentals. Rentals are up to 21 days. Internet is also free. A trade show is all over the place and never give the unit price of the city.
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  • Sensational show for the Sydney Vivid lights, music and ideas festival. One of the best there is in the whole festival. Inside customs house the architectural display of Sydney under the floor as you walk in the foyer is terrific. There are services for all customs needs. There is displays of many types to see. There is dining and coffee shops. All good, a must see at Circular Quay. Enjoy!
  • Love coming here to see the small art exhibits, laying down on the comfortable couchs, or showing friends the large miniature model of Sydney CBD under the floor. You stand on glass to look at it. Pretty great way to explain the city layout and point stuff out.
  • Free international newspapers, magazines and Internet - upstairs library often has photo exhibitions - ground floor has Sydney CBD model under glass floor - entrance has swastikas/fylfots dating from maybe 1920 - a great air-conditioned place to hang on a too-hot day or rest the feet while waiting for a ferry
  • During Vivid Festival, this is consistently one of the best installations and always worth a look. Outside of Vivid Festival it is still a must see place, with the modern of the city installed under a glass door in the main foyer.
  • Glad to visit during vivid sydney, fantastic show, grat view
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