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Customs House

Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2285
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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"glass floor"
in 24 reviews
"cafe sydney"
in 8 reviews
"circular quay"
in 46 reviews
"custom house"
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"scale model"
in 4 reviews
"building houses"
in 4 reviews
"public library"
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"newspapers to read"
in 3 reviews
"information desk"
in 3 reviews
"nazi regime"
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"fascinating walk"
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"exhibition space"
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"prime position"
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"worth a visit"
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"short visit"
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"great place to visit"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went into customs house as we had been told to go. Nice surprise and not what we expected. It is open 24/7. Newspapers to read, comfortable seats, information, and a marvellous floor. The floor is glass, and under it is a model of Sydney. Great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in here to get some info about Sydney, and found the staff very helpful and helped us plan a couple of things we wanted to do. There is also a display on the first floor on history of Sydney which is worth looking at....More

Thank raymondb944
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What looks a very impressive building on the outside turns into a modern place when you enter, except for a few historical signs around so I chose not to explore further.

Thank Alice R
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I have previously had wonderful experiences at the Customs House with its magical position & view. So I was pleased to meet up with a distant relative from the UK who had never been here. Our appointmenty was for 17.00 and we were confined to...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Filling in time before attending a performance at the Opera House, a detour to Customs House is well and truly worth the effort. I have been before, but the exhibitions are constantly changing. I was particularly impressed by Culture Under Attack on the top floor....More

Thank geromam
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great view of the harbour. Spectacular In fact. I could recommend this venue for the views alone. The food was fantastic and the service was old school quality. Won’t disappoint anyone wanting to absorb Sydney in it’s graceful state. Guests will be impressed.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Located central Circular Quay, it is hard to miss this impressive building. Built in mid 1800's to serve as the Customs House clearing incoming/outgoing cargo, ships and passengers, it now houses retail shops, a gallery and rooftop cafe. It sits on the site of the...More

Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant for a few festivities! It has always outdone itself. I was there in December for my fortieth with my family. The food was as usual incredible. Dogs and haloumi go die for. And the gnocchi oh my god. I...More

Thank Lexicon127
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Customs House is a beautiful historic building. Many old pictures of Sydney include it. It’s amazing to see a facade that has not changed appreciably in so many years. Stop and take a time to really look at the architecture. Then go inside for...More

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Customs House is a beautiful building at the vibrant Circular Quay. The model of Sydney inside the library is interesting.

Thank Leon L
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