The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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Located in a fully restored 1850s sandstone building, the exterior of The Rocks Discovery Museum boasts an aesthetic as picturesque as its interior is interesting. Dedicated to preserving and detailing the history of The Rocks district of Sydney, the museum houses a large collection of artifacts found in the area. Interactive, well-run, and concise, The Rocks Discovery Museum belies its relatively small size to provide a fascinating account of Sydney’s past. See The Rocks Discovery Museum and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney trip builder tool.
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  • Great little museum, in a lovely old stone building, offering a snapshot of The Rocks history from pre 1788 to present day. Good displays and informative, friendly staff and no entry fee. Highly... 
    Great little museum, in a lovely old stone building, offering a snapshot of The Rocks history from pre 1788 to present day. Good displays and informative, friendly staff and no entry fee. Highly...  more »
  • The only place where you will learn about the Rocks and its history. This is a must visit as it describes the Rocks in a historical context and not the over commercialised place that it has become. 
    The only place where you will learn about the Rocks and its history. This is a must visit as it describes the Rocks in a historical context and not the over commercialised place that it has become.  more »
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  • Tucked away in Kendall Lane, the Rocks Discovery Museum is a quick way to explore some of the history of the area. Quiet a few nice things for the kids to get involved in such as their 'make you own museum exhibit' corner. There were 3 levels open when we went. The first two levels you can access by lift or steep stairs. Admission is free. Staff friendly.
  • A free museum with artifacts & interactive exhibits spotlighting the history of The Rocks area. The Rocks Discovery Museum is a small exhibition housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present. It takes you 30 min to explore and definitely worth. Highly recommended!!!

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