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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  • Free entry to a boutique museum featuring a brief insight into life at the rocks over the years. A pleasant half hour study of exhibits on two floors.  more »
  • FREE activity to do in Sydney! It's a cute little museum and is a fun little stop while wandering the many shops and restaurants in the Rocks. It offered a fun history of Sydney and the Rocks area.  more »
  • Found this tucked away in the back streets in the Rocks. It illustrates the early years of settlement, and the fortunes of the few early settlers, some freed men and woman, others who emigrated here b...  more »
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  • Fantastic free museum about the history of the surrounding area. Really great to see recognition of and information about first Australians, almost the entire first floor dedicated to their history. Great for a quick 30-45m stop in. Highly recommend.
  • Small but informative. Staff is very nice. Just watch the videos in the last floor and you will get what you need
  • Free entry and an excellent collection. It explains the history of this fascinating district very well.
  • Good place to relax and learn about colonial life & local aboriginal history.
  • Great history. Wheelchair lift been brokwn for years thou. Needs funding from gov.

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