The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney

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History Museum Museum
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. Arrange to visit The Rocks Discovery Museum and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Rocks seem to have changed over the time it does not seem to have the same buzz of old. Many of the shops have changed hands and the goods on sale does not seem inviting to buy  more »
  • This museum is a great stop if you haven't been on any historical tours through the city. It's interesting but covers a lot of the same things with pictures instead of actually walking around in it.  more »
  • Excellent displays of artifacts relating to aboriginal and colonial history. There was much to be learned. The museum is not large, but it is well maintained and worth a visit.  more »
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  • Great little museum focused on the history of Sydney including the Aboriginal Nations and the first European settlers
  • Free entry and an excellent collection. It explains the history of this fascinating district very well.
  • Great history. Wheelchair lift been brokwn for years thou. Needs funding from gov.
  • Fantastic artifacts and stories of early Sydney and its free!
  • Discover about how the early settlement live the lifes. Nice museum and good layout.