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The Rocks Discovery Museum

Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8680
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a nice place to relax near the city

I always do enjoy a walk at the rocks You can enjoy this part of the city away from the busing and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
It's okay

It has its place and is quite informative of local history. It is also free of charge. I wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present. Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.Learn about the area's traditional custodians, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.
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“free entry” (17 reviews)
“short films” (8 reviews)
“touch screens” (8 reviews)
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Kendall Lane, The Rocks | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9240 8680
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I always do enjoy a walk at the rocks You can enjoy this part of the city away from the busing and noise. lots of little shops and great restaurants to be tried off course not to mention the famous pub but watch them has...More

Thank mje0250400
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has its place and is quite informative of local history. It is also free of charge. I wouldn't go too far out of the way for it though.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good history lesson and artifacts recovered from this area. We were fortunate that an employee named Bernard was there the day we stopped by. He was a wealth of information, friendly, and helpful.

Thank Retired_Miami
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place used to be fantastic, all the old original buildings now turned into tourist shops that charge astronomical prices far too expensive you could probably purchase the same items in the town... Its still a lovely place to visit but just not the place...More

Thank bobbitt123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small museum with free entrance. They have taken great pride in the exhibits and it shows. The balance between aboriginal and European is obviously important to them. A nice enjoyable respite from the business of The Rocks.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Museum is for free. As I spent a while there I voluntarily donated some money. Museum shows development of The Rocks area. You can explore several topics via touchable screens. In one room several great video documentations (e.g. About The Rocks, the streets of Sydney,...More

Thank SHE60314
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Called in to keep the little man happy and indulge ourselves in some history of the region we were exploring. Lots of history to be told in the displays. Clean and tidy venue. Friendly staff. Takes about an hour to explore. Best thing is it's...More

1  Thank nipper73
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Walking by in the Rocks area, found this hidden gem... free entrance and it explains the history of the Rocks are, its archeological finding. GREAT EXPERIENCE. People are friendly and willing to help/ inform/ educate.

1  Thank traveldivachica
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great little museum. Really friendly and informed staff, some great things to see in a compact setting. I really enjoyed a half hour browse.

Thank rogsimmons
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Rocks Discovery museum depicts the history of the area displying artifacts and pictures from the early European residents as well as some displays that put its history into perspective.

Thank DEL67NJ
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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