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Australian Museum

1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9320 6000
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Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies. With our permanent First Australians gallery taking you beyond the art and artefacts to explore the diverse beliefs and cultures of Australia's first peoples. Surviving Australia exhibition looks at just what is it that makes Australia so different. Follow the true stories of Australia's astonishing native animals and see how they've adapted and survived over millions of years. Featuring Dinosaurs exhibition, Gemstones and Minerals and Birds and Insects exhibition. Our Search and Discover area is a showcase of the Museum's collection and provides a rich i9nteractive experience for all visitors.
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Darlinghurst
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"natural history"
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"stuffed animals"
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"mineral collection"
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"animal exhibits"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"spider exhibit"
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"live spiders"
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"great exhibition"
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"rooftop cafe"
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"virtual reality"
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"rainy day"
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"special exhibition"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good and interesting information esp and the animals of Australia. They had the mammoth exhibit as well which was interesting and interactive for the kids.

Thank wolfverine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of varied exhibits, the baby mammoth is still on for a while longer. Minerals/crystals, indigenous culture, dinosaurs.

Thank GSamways
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited mainly for the Mammoth special exhibition, as was pleased at how good it was. Well-presented, informative and interactive, with a nice balance between hard science and popular presentation. The rest of the museum felt a lot like a cross between the Auckland War...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not visited for many years and were pleasantly surprised at the changes that have occurred since our last visit. Exhibits are well displayed and it is very easy to get around. Being the Australian Museum its natural focus is of course Australia. For...More

Thank Beryl R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting museum of modest size but of good variety. I like its extensive collection of Australia birds and the internal architecture.

1  Thank yipjcs88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mammoth exhibition was great, interactive and fun for children. The museum it's self is well thought out and displayed nicely. As we went on a midweek day it wasn't too crowded. Unfortunately they were "doing up" the kids area, however the section with insects...More

Thank CatrionaCatT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Primarily a museum of natural history, with a strong emphasis on fauna native to Australia. Also a deep dive into indigenous Australian culture. Well organized. Things for the kids to press and touch, and unlike in many other museums, the interactive exhibits are in excellent...More

1  Thank JohnPatPsaltis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the magnitude and collection does not compare with London, Paris, or Rome, or New York, it has a beautiful collection of animals, particularly birds on display. The collection of Aboriginal artifacts is impressive demonstrating the different regions and clans of Australia. I was pleased...More

1  Thank leahmigala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best was The Australian Museum, with it very good mammoth exhibit. We had visited the same museum in 2013, when it had different exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this museum specifically to see the galleries on the Aboriginal clans and found a respectful and informative treatment of a troubling history but the highlight was the galleries of Australian wildlife. Those galleries present the unique species native to Australia and specifies...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
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Thurston B
25 July 2017|
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Response from austmus | Property representative |
The park that the Australian Museum is opposite is Hyde Park.
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igu04366
7 September 2016|
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I am able to answer my own question if it helps anyone! You can join the museum on arrival. They gave me a temporary membership card and told me that my actual card will be posted out in 2-3 weeks.
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