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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. Explore the museum on your own or join our museum tours at 11am & 3pm, which are free with general admission and are offered 7 days a week.
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight for us was the Roaring twenties fugitive exhibition, there was an area where you could dress up and take your own fugitive photo. The photos looked like pieces of art. An earlier reviewer stated that you didn’t know why they were arrested, but...More

Thank Vanessa M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Screen show building the bridge & the sea planes was interesting & informative. Unfortunately there is a section on local crooks which is just missing the factual history. Why put up a picture when there is no confirmation of who is in the picture let...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Destination Food symposium for 100 delegates. Great service and central location. Great sound and presentation auditorium for speakers and delegates.

Thank Krista H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're visiting and know little about Sydney, this museum on the site of the first government house will give an overview of the history and the exhibits are nicely done. However, they are short and the main history seems to skip over long periods....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a meeting in the theatre here. The theatre was excellent for a gathering in the hundreds. It provided proximity to the speakers and was intimate. The event was after hours so the museum was closed. However the entry had a display of first fleet...More

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Museum of Sydney is in a handy location near Macquarie Street, and not far from Circular Quay and the Gateway Centre. There's a lot to see. If you want to go and have lunch and come back later the same day, hold onto your ticket...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great place to learn about the beginnings of this wonderful city. Coming from Canada this provided key historical facts and the development of the city.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Being from Sydney we had a day of playing tourist in our city. For $12 pp great 2-3 hours. We got there just in time for a free tour. Then a wander around on our own. Mugshots is Sydney was open and really quite interesting....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

My wife took me for a tour around her city and, so far, the best was the Museum of Sydney. Lost of fun at a cheap cost. Highly recommended

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