Established in 1827, Australian Museum is the country's oldest museum, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies. Located in the heart of the city, near Hyde Park, the museum includes collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and anthropology. Apart from its permanent exhibitions, the museum is also involved with international research efforts in the field of aboriginal studies and hosts a number of educational programs. The museum was originally conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history. Over time, the building has evolved to encompass a range of architectural styles. Arrange your visit to Australian Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip planning app.
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Museums generally tell a story; a story of the people of the land and how they lived and adapted and developed. The Australian museum gave me a different feel; it told the story of the land and its... more »
They had to throw us out in the end. We were just fascinated by almost everything in this museum. It kind of presents itself in a modest way, but in fact this is THE museum for everything about... more »
A truly wonderful museum, that in its own right is a very integral part of the modern heritage of Sydney. While it won't stand up to the sorts of massive Museums found in Europe and North America, it is still a trove of interesting discoveries and a wonderful range of specimens. Staff are particularly wonderful, friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
This museum is massive, so much to see you'll need +5 hrs to properly see all its content. I use to come here as a kid and I still enjoy it now. So much to see and great variety of things to see.
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