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Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 5988
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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9251 5988
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today as we missed out last in Sydney, but found the museum disappointing. If the museum had been less than $12 per adult or better free, then it would have been ok. The exhibits were good, just not great value for the money we...More

Thank Subydoobydoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small place. Not far from the Rocks and Circular Quay. They have some good pieces. Specially if you like ship models. This museum tells you the history of Sydney and the area. Good way to see how it all started. The entrance...More

Thank Briman747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great eclectic museum. From aboriginal art, artifacts, stories and films to modern day and futuristic creations. LOTS to see and do. Step inside an old train, touch the myriad of objects in the innovations area, gaze at the umpteen displays. Excellently done.

Thank carrie808
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I visited the Museum of Sydney over the Easter w/e, I especially went for the fire that destroyed 'The Palace' @ The Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney, along with lots of Aboriginal artifacts, special documents amongst them being hand written maps that can never be...More

Thank jenham007
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Museum of Sydney has a great interactive Sand & lego exhibition where you & the kids can really get your hands dirty (sandy) and let your imagination run wild. Building cities, sculptures and all sorts of sea creatures from sand with the kids was...More

Thank paul k
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Good food and service. Bit lacking in atmosphere but we were late evening mid week. Good menu, plenty of interesting choices, food and service good. Would recommend as a good place to eat.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This museum reveals the history of the building of the city of Sydney and it shows how the city has changed through the twentieth century. There are maps, drawings and models on display to make the past come alive for the visitor.

Thank Patricia M R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A small museum dedicated to the history of Sydney. Only takes an hour or two but provides an insight for those not familiar with Sydney's history. Great exhibit of the first fleet with beautiful scale models of each vessel

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Visited the Museum of Sydney on Wednesday afternoon. The ambience was good, despite the visiting primary school groups who appeared to be on their best behaviour. The main display today showing Demolished Sydney, highlighting landmark buildings that were demolished in controversy and led to the...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Sydney has such an interesting history and it's too bad that there's not really a museum in town that does the subject justice. The displays here were good, as far as they went but I would have liked to have seen a more in depth...More

Thank Jurnee
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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