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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  • We turned up at this museum to see the 1920s and 1930s mug shot exhibition, and this was very interesting. Other than this I was a very surprised at the relative lack of exhibitions about the early da...  more »
  • The museum was small, and took approx 2 hrs to complete. Attended a afternoon tour, which ran for 30min and provided wonderful insight into governor house’s history. The price is a little on the high ...  more »
  • Good displays on early Sydney and the changes over time. Maps are great. The display on criminals from the 1920s was fascinating.  more »
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  • You have to be a history buff. The displays are traditional. The best part is the strong air conditioning and available seating. It is in good proximity of the Sydney Police and Crime Museum and the Barracks, so you can spend a chunk of time in the area if you wish.
  • Quite a small museum focused on Sydney's history. It's a little boring if you're not interested in history but for someone who really isn't I had a pretty good time! Good to kill an hour or two and it even has a small restaurant right next door.
  • Lovely display on modernism in Sydney. Nice compact space. About the right size for a morning or afternoon outing.
  • Not too bad. Basically a history of Sydney from colonisation to present day. A few exhibits, and not too large either.
  • Definitely not the best museum I've been to. I wished it was so much more though! I did learn about the history of the country and city, but the exhibitions were mainly just displays. The place seems nicely renovated but the exhibitions seems tired.

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