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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. Plan your visit to Museum of Sydney and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sydney vacation route planner.
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  • To be fair, I visited to see the Head On photography exhibition (which was a tad bizarre and would be confronting for children) so I did not spend all that much time in the museum displays. Some looke...  more »
  • We've been to a lot of museums, and frankly, for a city with Sydney's history, this one was very disappointing. A couple of good exhibits (on the First Fleet and the timeline of Sydney's development) ...  more »
  • Visited today as we missed out last in Sydney, but found the museum disappointing. If the museum had been less than $12 per adult or better free, then it would have been ok. The exhibits were good, ju...  more »
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  • We stopped by to see the COAST exhibition and the kids loved the Lego and sand castles. Great hour in the city with good engagement (of kids and grown-ups) without being too exhausting. Other exhibits are pretty dry so would only recommend for kids when there is a special exhibit.
  • I wanted to like it more but I feel there isn't enough events and content changes to get me to engage more with the museum on a repeat basis. Worth a one-time visit but if anyone from the museum is reading this you need to create more engaging events that retain loyalty with your patrons.
  • For a small museum it has a great amount of historical stories and artifacts. The demolished Sydney exhibition showed me an insight I never knew about Sydney. I wish they would make that a permanent feature and expand the stories to include the old outer suburbs too. Highly recommend a visit.
  • They had a special contemplative cloud event for Vivid. Relax here from the stress of running around all the other festival attractions. They also installed a bright star that overlooked the space.
  • Not worth the penny spent ! 24$ for almost nothing to see. The Aboriginal history was the only good part. 5$ or free entry would have been worth IMHO.