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Nicholson Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting & Educational Excursion

My daughter came here for an excursion and she said it was better than she expected (for a musuem... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Katrina A
Sydney, Australia
Hidden gem for archaeology lovers

Quite by chance a friend mentioned the Nicholson Museum to me and I'm glad I made the effort to... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Nicholson Museum, situated on the campus of the University of Sydney, contains the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere, from terracotta urns to mummies.
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Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My daughter came here for an excursion and she said it was better than she expected (for a musuem). She loved the lego creations of famous landmarks like the Acropolis and the Colosuem.

Thank Katrina A
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Quite by chance a friend mentioned the Nicholson Museum to me and I'm glad I made the effort to find it in the main quadrangle at the University of Sydney. (The Quad is worth a visit in itself.) The collection is based on one major...More

Thank NZer_101
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Alpha and Omega exhibition. Some great choices of artefacts. The contexts are clearly explained. (Though I think a tiny mistake regarding the Jupiter/Semele myth at least based on what I remember of Ovid's Metamorphoses.). Definitely worth a visit. Free.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Considering this apparently has the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern hemisphere, I was expecting this museum to be enormous. Its basically 2 large rooms & in size, nothing compared to European/US large museums. Entry is free though & its certainly worth a visit....More

Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Nicholson Museum within the grounds of the University of Sydney is a hidden gem. I chanced across the museum some years ago when I was attending a function at the University. I was amazed and enchanted by the museum then and again when I...More

1  Thank RLFP_WSP
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The outside of the building reminded us of Harry Potter, so 'old English'. We had a guided tour with Trinity who brought so much joy to the experience. Hope to come back soon :)

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Interesting little museum that contains a selection of real and model antiquities. What makes this display great are the descriptions that are posted next to the exhibits, they are entertaining to read and gives a whole lot of context, not only about the piece, but...More

Thank Roaming_AMo
Reviewed 15 July 2015

The Nicholson Museum located at the south end of the Quadrangle at Sydney University ought to be visited by everyone . A wonderful collection of antiquities, excellent exhibits with close up views of mummies and nose to glass of objects from a past to draw...More

Thank Carolle M
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We went because we'd heard about the lego on the radio. The scale model of Pompeii with heaps of features to find certainly kept my 10 year old entranced for ages, and he learnt far more about that period of ancient history than if there...More

1  Thank juliette h
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is a great place to introduce the children or grandchildren to the past. They can get face to face with human mummies and there is even a cat mummy. My grandson had fun laying beside one mummy case and deciding that he and the...More

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