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The National Opal Collection

60 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 6344
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We attended with a group of high school students and adults. We were given a talk by an opal expert... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Brandy H
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Nice place to buy opals

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and we had the opportunity to stop by and look... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
alpw
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the incredible link between opal and the dinosaur.As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia’s outback and then taken through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. Exhibits show how bones of prehistoric creatures can become opalised. Adjoining the museum is the spectacular showroom with Australia’s largest range of opals and opal jewellery.
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60 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9247 6344
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We attended with a group of high school students and adults. We were given a talk by an opal expert and then able to shop. I thought I knew about opals but I didn’t really understand them until that film. The sales people were helpful...More

Thank Brandy H
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Brandy, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We have a very experienced team looking after visitors. Robert who does many of the group presentations is one of our opal cutters and a former opal miner with many years...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and we had the opportunity to stop by and look. Since Australia is know for it's opals, we had to take a look. The location was about 1/2 mile from our hotel, but it...More

Thank alpw
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We knew we wanted to buy some opal jewelry when we planned our trip to Sydney. But we wanted to make sure that we got good quality opals. We were referred to the National Opal Collection and we checked it out. Everything was first class....More

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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your review of your visit to The National Opal Collection. We are very happy that we were able to delight you with your experience and purchase. We hope you cherish your opal as a great memory of your visit to Sydney.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The location has a small area which shows the history and details on how opals are mined. The place is one of the few that mines, polishes, cuts, and sells opals to the public. The staff is well versed and is happy to explaining and...More

Thank Gerald B
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you Gerald for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and that our experienced staff members were able to assist you.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Chanced in this spot , not far fromCircular Quay . Primarily a place for overseas visitors , I was pleased to find that this is free to all , and exhibits a wide range of items from opalises trees , shells and bones , to...More

Thank Fran C
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this is the place for you!! amazing , the gemstones are amazing this makes me want to collect stones as well, its clean and organized ,it tells of the origin of the opals staff are very helpful.

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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thankyou for your very nice review. We do take great pride in presenting our colourful gemstone in a beautiful showroom deserving of this 'Queen of Gems'.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this may be your place but caution - prices are HIGH - bought a few but somewhat reluctantly

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

A very small museum located in an opal shop. It's interesting and completely free. He tells of the origin of the opals.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

All of the jewelry in the collection is beautiful and their customer service is excellent. They are very helpful in finding the perfect piece.

Thank Madison O
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the National Opal Collection. We are so glad that you found the perfect piece to treasure and enjoy.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Totally worth stopping by to see some rare opalized fossils and beautiful opal stones. Free museum and a huge jewelry selection. Very expensive!More

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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the visit and our display of opalized fossils and opal specimens. You might not have noticed, but we do have opal products for sale starting from around $40 and right through to exceptionally rare pieces. You will find...More

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