Jost House Museum, Sydney

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in colonial Sydney, Jost House Museum features a collection of Victorian relics, including a display of model marine vessels. The house originally belonged to an 18th-century ship owner before Tomas Jost, a successful merchant, bought it in 1837. Today it features a range of differently themed rooms--from a basement kitchen with a beehive oven to an apothecary with the early 20th-century medicinal utensils and substances. You can also watch onsite demonstrations of compounding medication the way it was done in the 19th century. Arrange to visit Jost House Museum and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip website.
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  • This is one of the oldest remaining wooden buildings in Colonial Sydney. The building has various displays reflecting its development from 1786 (owned by Samuel Sparrow) through to Victorian times...  more »
  • There is a small entrance fee. This building has been lovingly restored and features from several centuries including models of ships. Due to the size of the building there are not that many exhibits.  more »
  • There wasn't a whole lot to see compared to large museums, but what was there was very significant to the history of the area. The cost was very minimal.  more »
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  • Awesome and had a wonderful time. The man showing us around was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Had a delightful time.
  • Awesome tour. Reccomend it. Great historical content
  • I am a local and twice I have taken my children here. We delight in the costumes and stories and how excitedly all the staff tell them. They give you one of a kind information and beyond friendly service. You are allowed to browse upstairs for as long as you want and take pictures. The staff went above friendly and courteous. One lady even hugged my elderly mother, completely making her day!
  • Good for your experience
  • Great insight into the history of Nova Scotia

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