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Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 5988
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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 learn about the people, places and cultures that have made it such a cosmopolitan city. Open daily 10am-5pm. Adult $10. Concession $5. Family $20. Sydney Living Museums members free.
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9251 5988
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Museum of Sydney is relatively small when compared to most museums that you can browse through all its exhibits in less than an hour. We were already going through the exhibits when one of the museum staff invited us to participate in a short...More

Thank milcah889
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is more interesting for Australians than international visitors. If you have time to kill, then this is fine, but otherwise spend your time elsewhere.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum of Sydney, located at Sydney CBD area, in the middle of city centre, easy to get there on foot, just across the road from hyde park.

Thank Reception498
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was pretty good. The temporary exhibits are awesome. Demolished Sydney is really cool though.

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great snapshot history of Sydney with regular special exhibitions...currently post modern home design (one for the patents). Interactive kids map with tasks is fun and directs you through the displays. Good insight into evolution of Colonial occupation of Sydney basin, respectful of indigenous displacement and...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of Sydney and was built at the site of the first governor's house (the remains are seen in the foyer). It is relatively small and has a fee of 12 AUD, but the visit is definitely worth it.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The featured exhibit takes the lions share of space in this small museum. At this time, this is a mid century architects and designers exhibit. Since we went for Sydney history, it was a little disappointing. The history exhibits featured were interesting however. Many of...More

Thank lspwroo
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This museums existence is due to the fact that the original government house stood on this site and there is quite a lot of information about that. It is quite small especially when compared to the Melbourne Museum. There were only three small floors and...More

Thank andream0402
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day exploring the museum. Loved the first fleet display and the technological information that accompanied the display. The movies were informative and interesting. The displays were basic but informative and adding the kids guide was a wonderful tool to explore the museum.

Thank SarahMarra
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I visited the Museum of Sydney during July 2017. The second floor has an exhibit on the whole history of Sydney that is very interesting. Nearby is a room with Lego building blocks for children. On the first floor is an exhibit on the eleven...More

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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