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The National Opal Collection

Closes in 1 min: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A great Aussie showplace

Chanced in this spot , not far fromCircular Quay . Primarily a place for overseas visitors , I was... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Fran C
via mobile
Great if you are into gems

Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this may be your place but caution - prices are HIGH... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Greg P
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the incredible link between opal and the dinosaur.As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia’s outback and then...more
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60 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The National Opal Collection is the place to go to for Opals. But it not just a shop, it is also a mini museum showing the occurrence of the stones and also the mining sites in Australia. You can purchase stones from a hundred dollars...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found the visit rewarding.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Buyers beware in store and online. Despite reading several positive reviews before my visit, I am disappointed and angry about my experience with the Sydney National Opal Collection Store and Museum. I bought a brooch for my stepmom, a ring for myself and one for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Sorry to hear about your experience. Our online store is administered by a separate team and at times the prices can differ. This should have been understood by our staff and you should have been provided the discounted price. I understand we have made arrangements...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We attended with a group of high school students and adults. We were given a talk by an opal expert and then able to shop. I thought I knew about opals but I didn’t really understand them until that film. The sales people were helpful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brandy H
Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Brandy, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We have a very experienced team looking after visitors. Robert who does many of the group presentations is one of our opal cutters and a former opal miner with many years...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and we had the opportunity to stop by and look. Since Australia is know for it's opals, we had to take a look. The location was about 1/2 mile from our hotel, but it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to review The National Opal Collection. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We knew we wanted to buy some opal jewelry when we planned our trip to Sydney. But we wanted to make sure that we got good quality opals. We were referred to the National Opal Collection and we checked it out. Everything was first class....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your review of your visit to The National Opal Collection. We are very happy that we were able to delight you with your experience and purchase. We hope you cherish your opal as a great memory of your visit to Sydney.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

The location has a small area which shows the history and details on how opals are mined. The place is one of the few that mines, polishes, cuts, and sells opals to the public. The staff is well versed and is happy to explaining and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you Gerald for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience and that our experienced staff members were able to assist you.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Chanced in this spot , not far fromCircular Quay . Primarily a place for overseas visitors , I was pleased to find that this is free to all , and exhibits a wide range of items from opalises trees , shells and bones , to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fran C
Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you Fran for your visit and for taking the time to provide this response. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this is the place for you!! amazing , the gemstones are amazing this makes me want to collect stones as well, its clean and organized ,it tells of the origin of the opals staff are very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Damien C, General Manager at The National Opal Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thankyou for your very nice review. We do take great pride in presenting our colourful gemstone in a beautiful showroom deserving of this 'Queen of Gems'.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Looking for great opals at reasonable prices? this may be your place but caution - prices are HIGH - bought a few but somewhat reluctantly

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Greg P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

A very small museum located in an opal shop. It's interesting and completely free. He tells of the origin of the opals.

Date of experience: August 2017
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