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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  • August 10, 2017
    The featured exhibit takes the lions share of space in this small museum. At this time, this is a mid century architects and designers exhibit. Since we went for Sydney history, it was a little disapp...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    This museums existence is due to the fact that the original government house stood on this site and there is quite a lot of information about that. It is quite small especially when compared to the Me...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Had a wonderful day exploring the museum. Loved the first fleet display and the technological information that accompanied the display. The movies were informative and interesting. The displays were b...  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    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.
  • August 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • August 1, 2017
    Lots of information. Lots of things to see regarding early settlers and aborigines. Top drawer place to visit.

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