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Customs House: Tours & Tickets

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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2019

Impressive building located very close to Circular Quays. Inside there is a large scale model of the harbour area at floor level which you can walk over on the glass floor panels. A good place to obtain general information about the city so acts as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Onleaveagain
Reviewed 14 May 2019

Many people miss the opportunity to visit this free source of information, plenty of maps guides etc and an impressive scale model of the city. Up to date newspapers available to read in comfortable surroundings. Lovely staff with passion for what they do.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alseward53
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

This place is just across from the Circular Quay station/ferry and is a great place to pick up some maps, brochures and postcards. It’s sort of like a visitors’ centre I think. There’s an amazing miniature of the city IN the floor and the exterior...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kathy_lhy
Reviewed 5 March 2019

Looked like just another library, but so much more. Brilliant display of maps of Sydney through the years. Peaceful haven on Circular Quay, free WiFi as well!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cascboss
Reviewed 4 March 2019

Customs House is a beautiful heritage building right across the road from Circular Quay with free exhibitions. At present the exhibition covers the history of Sydney Harbour. It shows changes in the face of Circular Quay over the decades which is very interesting but for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alisonsoutter
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

If you got about 30 mins to kill in Circular Quay why not pop into the Customs House since it's basically a 2 min walk from the station. I would alike it more to a library. There are newspapers and books to read as well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank drew_major
Reviewed 1 February 2019

A beautifully crafted building that will greet you once you alighted from trains in Circular Quay. Though we had not an opportunity to check inside this heritage house, just a glimpse and few photos will remind you this is Sydney

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 16 January 2019

As you walk across the square, two nice bars, then a restaurant, then enter the beautiful building to see a whole model of Sydney under the floor. Go upstairs to the library on the first floor to see it better, Read a newspaper on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jom2345
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Lovely building with lots to see inside and out. There's a temporary exhibition with many old maps of Sydney on the lower 3 levels, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JHUK2014
Reviewed 23 December 2018

This is a lovely building near the harbour, but unfortunately it was not open to the public for some reason when we arrived, so all we could do was admire its exterior.

Date of experience: October 2018
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