The National Opal Collection, Sydney

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2.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • Great small museum showing the history of the opal and shopping too. Brenda took the time to answer questions and show opal pieces. No pressure and genuinely delightful! 
  • I work nearby so I went to the national opal collection during lunch. It was interesting to see and read about the opals. after you take a quick walk around the museum, there are opals on display. the...  read more »
  • Worth one quick visit, if and only if you are wandering the neighborhood. And the entry is free! If interested in purchasing opals and jewelry, the store has a collection. 
  • 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.
  • Zero star if I have that option. I stopped by there to see what it likes. I presented the free gift coupons to the old asian lady behind the counter. She was so rude and asked why I took so many coupons and she took all the coupons from my hands before I could explain that there are more than one in my group. She then asked for passport and flight tickets, which I presented. Then, she took 2 pins and put them on the counter and walked inside. We were so shocked and it was so fast that we were speechless at such a bad attitude. The lady should not have represented the store because I would not recommend anyone to visit this National Opal Collection place. As for the free pins, I left them there because it was a cheapy pin that no one would wear. The store is absolutely deserted
  • 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.
  • Lots of opals to choose from plus some history
  • I stumbled upon The National Opal Collection in the heart of Sydney's CBD. It was free -- even more enticing! The store has all sorts of opals: every color, every shape, every settings & every price range! The jeweler seemed to really know what he was talking about. There are also exhibits of the different kinds of opal, how they form etc. with some GORGEOUS samples! This can be a quick stop & it's free! If you especially like rocks/minerals/gems I would stop in just to see the beautiful opal collection.
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