The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney

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Located in a fully restored 1850s sandstone building, the exterior of The Rocks Discovery Museum boasts an aesthetic as picturesque as its interior is interesting. Dedicated to preserving and detailing the history of The Rocks district of Sydney, the museum houses a large collection of artifacts found in the area. Interactive, well-run, and concise, The Rocks Discovery Museum belies its relatively small size to provide a fascinating account of Sydney’s past. See The Rocks Discovery Museum and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney trip builder tool .
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  • The small rooms of this museum features the history of the District of the Rocks (not far from Circular Quay), formerly populated by former prisoners, sailors, etc... I liked the history of the Irish and the Chinese immigration. For those who wishes to learn more about training and the settlement of the Australia.
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  • Nondescript appearance but the free Museum has it all. You should take the time and read alone and watch the short films. Afterwards we went with other views by the nucleus of the metropolis.
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  • This is not a large museum, however, it is quite interesting. There is quite a bit to read, there are artefacts displayed in every room and there are short documentaries to watch. Over the previous ye...  more »
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  • Good small museum jam packed with local history. Doesn't take long to visit (15 to 20 minutes), but a good stop not far from Sydney's big attractions. Neat to see the indigeonous history of the area and the history of the first convict settlers. There is a small modern art exhibit in the attic. And it's all free!
  • A small museum that has comprehensive history of early Australians. Most informative. It is free for visitors. A must visit place, that takes half an hour.
  • I will return to this gem. Never made it up to the 3rd floor. This museum looks small but it is packed full of fascinating displays and explains huge amounts of history.
  • Very good displays showing the history of Australia. Entry is free. Some interesting documentaries to watch.
  • Nice small, free museum describing the history of the neighborhood. The staff was very friendly and I learned more than I would've expected in just twenty minutes.
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