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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  • It's easy to find narrow Kendall Lane where this museum was located. At George and Argyle Street, walk 1 block on Argyle street and turn right on the first lane. Signage for Kendall Lane appears high ...  more »
  • The Discovery Museum is located pretty much in the heart of the popular Rocks area of Sydney. Virtually in the shadow of the iconic bridge and a stone's throw from the busy Circular Quay this free fac...  more »
  • Including the sidewalk is brick historic preservation district. There was atmosphere of cafés nearby. I was under renovation, but it was completed?
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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.
  • 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.
  • Super informative displays outlining Australia's history. Worth a visit for tourists and locals alike

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