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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.
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice museum; set over a couple of floors, just back from Circular Quay. I expected a lot more information and displays about Sydney. There was an interesting table with its history, but little else. However, there was an excellent short film on...More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located on the site of the first government house. The social history is gleaned from reading about the lives of significant people - what they did to make the early colony succeed. People such as Lachlan Macquarie and Henry Parks who gave...More

Thank Marylouise2017
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This museum has a small but very interesting focus on the first settlement in Australia, together with other temporary exhibitions; currently modernism in architecture and interior design in Australia and the impact post WW2 migrants had in that area. Well worth a visit to learn...More

Thank Patricia2004
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I travel quite frequently and one of the top things I do when visiting somewhere new is to visit the museums. This place is the smallest museum I have ever been too, and we had to actually pay to get in. 12 dollars adult entry...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Sydney Museum is a great place to learn about how Sydney came to be in Australia. If you are interested in learning how and when it came to be, this museum is the place to check out. Here are some pros and cons of...More

Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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 1 September 2017

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

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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
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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