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Australian Museum

1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9320 6000
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Established in 1827, Australia's first museum has a remarkable reputation in the field of natural history and indigenous studies. With our permanent First Australians gallery taking you beyond the art and artefacts to explore the diverse beliefs and cultures of Australia's first peoples. Surviving Australia exhibition looks at just what is it that makes Australia so different. Follow the true stories of Australia's astonishing native animals and see how they've adapted and survived over millions of years. Featuring Dinosaurs exhibition, Gemstones and Minerals and Birds and Insects exhibition. Our Search and Discover area is a showcase of the Museum's collection and provides a rich i9nteractive experience for all visitors.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Darlinghurst
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A good aboriginal exhibit worth visiting by itself. Moving and enlightening on Australia's history. Exhibits on upper floors are also very good.

Thank HKeater
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is not big but the displays are worth to see such as dinosaurs. We missed Spiders but it should be good as other reviewers said. It is a good place for a rainy day. The restaurant, No.1 William, is better than expected, both...More

Thank millyat7floor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pretty ho-hum actually. A large section on dinosaur finds with many bones, if that's what turns you on. Another section full of stuffed real animals. Can someone tell me what a tiger has to do with Australia for Heaven's sake. An interesting display of all...More

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good for an afternoon visit: the First Australians galleries, Minerals collection, and fourth-floor cafe by themselves were worth the stop. Not all exhibits include useful information.

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is ok. It's cool and all but I would much prefer to go to the other museums in Sydney. It's good to go to at least once but then after that I wouldn't go unless there was a really good exhibition on.

Thank Swarzlone1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to the Museum for a long time. I'm glad we visited for an afternoon of viewing the exhibits. For personal reasons, the stuffed Aardvark was a highlight for me. More broadly, we found it all very interesting, especially the insect & rock...More

Thank TerryPaula
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a name like the "Australian Museum", we expected something a little more world class. This has some decent exhibits, including some unique to Australia, such as ones on the Australian Aboriginals, and the way the minerals and gems were tied into Australian mining history....More

Thank adsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came into the museum on our free day so kids could see the spider exhibition. It's kind of pricey $24 for adults and $14 for children but totally worth it. The whole exhibition is put together very well. There are lots of informative videos and...More

Thank nwillis2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting much more from the Australia museum.. it was very small with not much to see (only 2 levels, not very interactive or engaging). Tickets are overpriced. We were in and out in under 30 minutes! Might be ok with very young kids,...More

Thank Julia B
austmus, Tourism Coordinator at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent visit to the Australian Museum. The Australian Museum is on two levels and features the permanent exhibitions of First Australians, Surviving Australia, Dinosaurs, Wild Planet, Minerals featuring the Albert Chapman Collection and Search and Discover....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not one of the best national museums I've ever been to. The exhibition about native Australians has some good information, but less than I expected. The exhibition about Australian animals is quite interesting. If you have free time, it's a nice place to see,...More

Thank Camila U
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igu04366
7 September 2016|
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I am able to answer my own question if it helps anyone! You can join the museum on arrival. They gave me a temporary membership card and told me that my actual card will be posted out in 2-3 weeks.
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