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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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37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9251 5988
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up at this museum to see the 1920s and 1930s mug shot exhibition, and this was very interesting. Other than this I was a very surprised at the relative lack of exhibitions about the early days of Sydney (and how little was on...More

Thank DidsterBenalla
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was small, and took approx 2 hrs to complete. Attended a afternoon tour, which ran for 30min and provided wonderful insight into governor house’s history. The price is a little on the high side, so would recommend getting a 1 month pass that...More

Thank CheeseyBugger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good displays on early Sydney and the changes over time. Maps are great. The display on criminals from the 1920s was fascinating.

Thank RAllen47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very small museum with not a lot to see. The buildings around the site are very interesting. Price very steep for what you see but I suppose they have to maintain the site.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have walked past the place but never walked in. Interesting snapshot of our past. Loved looking at the Sydney maps from back in the 1800’s... just fascinating.. great exhibition of crime figures from the 1920’s. Not a big museum, but interesting and hands on for...More

Thank karen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Museum of Sydney on a hot afternoon and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours. The museum is built on the site of the original Governor's residence and the exhibit and information in side whilst small is very interesting. Outside is a sculpture...More

Thank Kitty63Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived at the Museum of Sydney, we found long trunks of trees standing vertically. We found out that this was a sculpture. The museum was interesting. The first Government House was built in 1788, in honor to Governor Arthur Philip. In 1846 the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

As the name implies, this is the museum of the city of Sydney, tracing the history of the city from the colonial past to the modern era. Interesting, and not too large either.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Spent a fascinating couple of hours in the company of mugshots of those arrested in the 1920s. Little notes about them and the history behind it all was just great.

Thank tes108
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This was quite a good diversionary attraction for a less than stellar post Christmas Day holiday in Sydney- at least weatherwise There were well-labelled exhibits and some interesting historical information that had been written up at length..

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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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