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Site of First Government House

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | at the Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9251 5988
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This is not Government House!

While this site is amazing it will take you all of 2 minutes to read the plaque and review the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Fiona B
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Canberra, Australia
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Now site of Museum of Sydney

A plaque on some of the original stone (see photo) is all that remains of the original structure... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2015
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Museum of Sydney now stands on the site of Fist Government House. Built on Gadigal land in 1788, the house was home to the British colonial Governors until it was demolished in 1845. It was from this place that all major decisions effecting the growth of the colony and early Australia were made. The Museum of Sydney includes several displays that explore the history of First Government House including archeology, views of the original foundations, a model and a recreation of the front facade.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average55%
  • Poor0%
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20 May 2016
“This is not Government House!”
14 Nov 2015
“Now site of Museum of Sydney”
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Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | at the Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets | at the Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

While this site is amazing it will take you all of 2 minutes to read the plaque and review the foundations. Interesting to be there - and while your there visit the museum or have a drink at The Governors Table (established 1788!) both right...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

A plaque on some of the original stone (see photo) is all that remains of the original structure. The site now houses the Museum of Sydney which does feature an exhibit on the original. It's very hard to give a proper rating of the site...

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 25 December 2014

The picture and the reviews do not relate to First Government House Site on the corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets which is the Museum of Sydney. This is the current Government House located above the Opera House in the Botanical Gardens precinct.

1  Thank trooo3
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The house is magnificent! The grounds are landscaped beautifully. Then there is the view - the harbor in a quiet setting. Ideal for a picnic lunch or dinner setting. Be sure to check the tour times. This is currently a free venue being offered by...More

2  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 15 May 2013

A beautiful building and attended a presentation in 2010. A must see and it sets a beautiful portrait against the magnificient Sydney Harbour. The building sits on an excarpment directly above the Sydney Opera House. Don't miss a walk through the gardents.

3  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Go and see Australian history. Blew me away. Steepeed in history

2  Thank Adrian M
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