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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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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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Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife took me for a tour around her city and, so far, the best was the Museum of Sydney. Lost of fun at a cheap cost. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by to take a look at the Underworld exhibit. It is a look at mugshots taken in the 1920s and 30s. Great stories of law and order and the criminals of the time. The photos are printed from large format glass plates which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the Museum of Sydney was a good introduction to the early days if Sydney given it is on the site of the original Government House and gave a good look at the social life in early Sydney. Enjoyed the photo exhibition from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum of Sydney is the site of the first Government House, which was humid. Eventually the Government House in Royal Botanic Gardens was built. Nothing much at the museum. It shows the First Fleet of 11 ships. Plus an Underworld exhibition featuring the photographs (not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good history from the inception of Australia, which was helpful for our 9-year daughter to learn during our visit. Interesting information and model ships and background on architecture (Opera House and Harbor Bridge). The Underworld exhibit was interesting and interactive as our daughter liked trying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price, you don't get much. A couple of small floors, not enough original relics, just boring TBH. I understand the challenges faced. The original house was torn down and the actual location lost for a while but there isn't much here that couldn't...More

Thank mark f
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

For city thats been in existence for 230 years there isn't much historical stuff to see. It's almost like for 200 years, nobody thought to preserve anything. The museum doesn't chronical the history of the city like the name implies. It's just scrapes of stuff...More

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The exhibition of police mugshots,and the accompanying descriptions of the people depicted is brilliant. As a Social Anthropologist with a special interest in criminality, I found the exhibition very interesting. Well thought out and executed. The rest iPod this lovely Museum is also well worth...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Loved my time here! Exhibits were easy to interact with. Loved the fine art, an easy place to spend time. And free!

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

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