The National Opal Collection, Sydney

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  • Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this is the place for you!! amazing , the gemstones are amazing this makes me want to collect stones as well, its clean and organized ,it tells of the ori...  more »
  • Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this may be your place but caution - prices are HIGH - bought a few but somewhat reluctantly  more »
  • We went to the opal collection obviously because we were looking for jewelry, but the visit gave us more. Inside there is a part of the Museum (free), with explanations about opals, Opal, both showcasing both beautiful pieces of fossils. There are different types of jewelry, most are of high value, beautiful of course. But there is also a section with very nice necklaces, earrings and bracelets at affordable prices: start at $50. Also perfect for gifts. We also had two good for a gift: they gave us two pins with caguro and small Opal. The staff is friendly, not at all urgent and then available.
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  • Fantastic. Wonderful. Impressive and monumental. I never knew that such a worth seeing place exist in Sydney. This is a museum in a medium sized hall at first floor accessible by escalators where a Jurassic Park is made with prehistoric animals sculptures and true fossils of dinosaur age are exhibited. Adjoining is a Opal Jewellery Showroom exhibiting a grand stock of Opal Jewellery. The jewellery are real art pieces. One must go over to see it.
  • Nice place to see Dinosaur exhibits and a chance for visitors to get free Opal gift.
  • Very nice museum. Suggested for kids
  • Very diappointing experience. I went in to treat myself to an opal before heading home later today. When I first got inside I presented the gentleman with a voucher for a free opal before making my big purchase. I started looking at the cheaper opaos before moving around to the better quality opal I was after. As I got closer to the dearer opals the gentleman walked towards me and redirected me back to the cheap opals. When I sat down to transfer money over to make my purchase a lady then basically tried to move me on as well. I would suggest that staff should `not treat a book by a cover`. I felt very embarrassed and would never shop there again by choice - nor would I recommend them.
  • There is a small but extremely rare opalized fossil exhibit here. Worth a 30 minute stop if you are nearby. I didn't spend much time looking at the stones that were for sale so I can't speak to them.

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