Museum of Sydney, Sydney

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Explore archaeological remains at Museum of Sydney, located at the site of the colony's first Government House, built in 1788. Learn about Aboriginal Australians and how they lived, from the landing of the First Fleet and the ensuing clashes between the two cultures, to the growing of a British colony. Find out more about those who shaped Sydney in those early days, and who designed and built some of the city's most iconic structures, such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. See Museum of Sydney and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney online vacation planner .
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  • This is a nice museum; set over a couple of floors, just back from Circular Quay. I expected a lot more information and displays about Sydney. There was an interesting table with its history, but litt...  more »
  • The museum is located on the site of the first government house. The social history is gleaned from reading about the lives of significant people - what they did to make the early colony succeed. Peop...  more »
  • This museum has a small but very interesting focus on the first settlement in Australia, together with other temporary exhibitions; currently modernism in architecture and interior design in Australia...  more »
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  • Based on my recent experience there when they had the Sand and Lego exhibit. My kids loved it so much. The other exhibits were all for adults (apart from a tiny arts and crafts room) which I found interesting as it had history about Sydney's buildings.
  • The museum is clean and well organized. If you like seen stuffed animal and reading complicated descriptive plaques this is the place for you. They only have 2 levels. Check costs before going there. Paid $15 for an adult entrance.
  • We stopped by to see the COAST exhibition and the kids loved the Lego and sand castles. Great hour in the city with good engagement (of kids and grown-ups) without being too exhausting. Other exhibits are pretty dry so would only recommend for kids when there is a special exhibit.
  • The current content is interesting but sparse. There's not much to keep you occupied for a long time or to make you want to return. However for those with children, there is currently a nice sandcastle exhibition for them.
  • Lots of information. Lots of things to see regarding early settlers and aborigines. Top drawer place to visit.

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