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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  • The highlight for us was the Roaring twenties fugitive exhibition, there was an area where you could dress up and take your own fugitive photo. The photos looked like pieces of art. An earlier reviewe...  more »
  • Screen show building the bridge & the sea planes was interesting & informative. Unfortunately there is a section on local crooks which is just missing the factual history. Why put up a picture when th...  more »
  • Attended Destination Food symposium for 100 delegates. Great service and central location. Great sound and presentation auditorium for speakers and delegates.  more »
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  • Cute and modern little museum under the Sydney Living Museums umbrella. It's not terribly large, but its position above the foundations of the old government house and relics from early Sydney lend it plenty of novelty. Great if you're interested in Sydney's heritage and early days.
  • I attended the Museum today as a guest of a university who was presenting an event in the first floor theatre. The catering was grand. The site is wonderful. I must visit soon to check the museum exhibits. They appear to be on multiple floors.
  • Interesting to look at all the mugshots of the criminals in the 20s. Seemed a lot more innocent time and simpler world. Loved looking at their clothing and facial expression. This was in The Mugshots Display. First fleet arrival display also reminded me of how tough times were in those days.
  • I saw this great exhibit of 1920's mug shots from Sydney. And it had this cool video with an actor I couldn't place until I realised he was in a production of 1984 I had seen. It was a great way to spend a hour and the price is reasonable
  • Short but extremely educational look at the history of Sydney and the people who shaped its current landscape. I recommend visiting the place on a Sunday and buying the pass for $24 as it gains you access to quite a few other museums in the area. Start your day early at around 10pm to make your way through the other locations.
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