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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
+61 2 9320 6000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is so child friendly is makes me want to be a young again. It is well set out and so hands on that no child would walk away saying it was boring. When we visited there was a room with sand for sand...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We regularly take our primary school aged children to the Australian Museum. Their favourite part is the Search & Discover section with the opportunity to be a naturalist. The staff are fantastic and the exhibits exciting and educational. Children have free entry and occasionally adults...More

Thank cmjones54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great - there is so much to see and do. There are activities for kids. You can easily spend the whole day there. I have!

Thank Leela888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent exhibits on aboriginal history. Large exhibit on dinosaurs and taxidermied animals from other continents. Nice mineral collection. I was expecting more. Signs indicate renovations for incoming 190th anniversary.

Thank Halagonian1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good aboriginal exhibit worth visiting by itself. Moving and enlightening on Australia's history. Exhibits on upper floors are also very good.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is not big but the displays are worth to see such as dinosaurs. We missed Spiders but it should be good as other reviewers said. It is a good place for a rainy day. The restaurant, No.1 William, is better than expected, both...More

Thank millyat7floor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty ho-hum actually. A large section on dinosaur finds with many bones, if that's what turns you on. Another section full of stuffed real animals. Can someone tell me what a tiger has to do with Australia for Heaven's sake. An interesting display of all...More

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good for an afternoon visit: the First Australians galleries, Minerals collection, and fourth-floor cafe by themselves were worth the stop. Not all exhibits include useful information.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place is ok. It's cool and all but I would much prefer to go to the other museums in Sydney. It's good to go to at least once but then after that I wouldn't go unless there was a really good exhibition on.

1  Thank Swarzlone1
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We haven't been to the Museum for a long time. I'm glad we visited for an afternoon of viewing the exhibits. For personal reasons, the stuffed Aardvark was a highlight for me. More broadly, we found it all very interesting, especially the insect & rock...More

Thank TerryPaula
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1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
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Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
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Thurston B
24 July 2017|
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Response from austmus | Property representative |
The park that the Australian Museum is opposite is Hyde Park.
7 September 2016|
Response from igu04366 |
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.