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Museum of Sydney

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Enjoy our latest exhibitions, the fascinating archaeological remains at the site of the colony's first Government House built in 1788 and see award winning contemporary sculpture 'Edge of the Trees'. Journey though Sydney's 200+ year history and...more
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Museum of Sydney is part of the Sydney Living Museums. Built on the site of Sydney's original Government House, some of the foundations can be viewed here. The museum offer's a comprehensive display of Sydney's history including indigenous people history.

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids here to learn a little more about the history of Sydney. The museum is not huge so only takes a couple of hours to go through. There is a fair bit to read and lots of interesting artefacts and some interactive exhibits....More

Thank Kazmam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exploring Sydney by oneself can be a tad lonely - but the Museum was definitely the place to head for. Of course there are the typical stuffed animal exhibits, but the history of the True people of Sydney was fascinating and definitely worth spending an...More

Thank JuliaE2065
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum represents the very best displays of historical significance also cultural and ecological interests of past, present and future. The educational work and research going on demonstrates the enormous efforts of very talented people who work tirelessly putting together the missing pieces of the...More

Thank Suzanne Y
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I liked to learn about the early days Sydney. The site is certainly historic - the First Government House was built on the site. I found the entire history of Australia fascinating, being a penal colony, and especially the history of Sydney with its vast...More

Thank TechLord
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Staff are really friendly. If you are an international student, don’t forget to ask for student discount in entrance fee. Frankly speaking, the museum did not have rich content. There is definitely no need for you to book a tour or follow a guided tour...More

Thank 260yvonnel
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The problem with this place is the labelling. There is not any meaningful sense in which it is a museum of Sydney. Rather, it is a couple of small galleries containing temporary exhibitions of varying levels of interest. The day we visited the admittedly absolutely...More

Thank 77Michael
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of photos on display rather than artefacts. Children have a separate section to keep them busy.

Thank Praful S
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had nothing to do in Sydney after Harbour bridge and Sydney Opera so decided to go to the museum instead. It was ok. Not worth $12 at all. Hardly anything on display.

Thank supra0326
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Never thought of visiting, but checked it out when in the area for Vivid - free entry on Saturday 6-8 pm during Vivid. I did learn a very interesting facts about Sydney, even though I’ve lived in Sydney for many years. However, most of the...More

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