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Nicholson Museum

Closes in 5 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Good antiquities collection

Through years of studying at Sydney Uni, I never came here, even though it’s free. It’s small but... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
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A must see small museum

An admission up front. I did my postgraduate degree at the University of Sydney and over a five... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
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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 14 February 2019 via mobile

Through years of studying at Sydney Uni, I never came here, even though it’s free. It’s small but has an impressive collection of plundered antiquities, explained well. The 1891 model of the acropolis is nice. The museum was surprisingly busy and the lego model of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

An admission up front. I did my postgraduate degree at the University of Sydney and over a five year period regularly walked past the entry to the museum without giving it a glance. Seven years later my teenage daughter asks if we can visit it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyB2277
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KatrinaEmmerson
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LizziePZ
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
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 :)

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank NicoleK999
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Carolle M
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