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Australian Museum

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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
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Australian Museum General Entry Ticket
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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...more
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1 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9320 6000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all tourists can get a 20% discount from the Sydney Visitor Guide, which makes it very reasonable. The museum is a bit smaller than I expected, but we passed an hour or two here quite easily. Most of it seems to be natural...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank simoncbn
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an interesting 4 hours. So much to see and really need a couple of days to take it all in. Exhibits are so detailed and interesting. I learnt a lot. Had lunch up the top - fantastic views and great food. Friendly staff everywhere.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Win S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Friday 8th March and yes there were a few loud kids in there we must remember they are excited and there to learn. I didn't find them too loud either. So, to the museum itself. A very good price and excellent exhibits if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TheCount69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Museum on Friday morning (8 March 2019), it was a really bad decision. A local school decided to bring hordes of noisy primary school children to the museum on an outing, to compound the situation the teachers and accompanying parents thought it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank NZIvor
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NZIvor, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Australian Museum (AM). We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit and we will take this feedback on board. The AM is proud to deliver curriculum-based education programs...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As visitors from the US with limited time in Sydney, we really enjoyed our time at the museum. The exhibits on aboriginal culture and experiences in Australia helped our understanding of the native people. The displays of birds, native animals, and early photography were very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sandybskts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Europe the jewel box is often regarded as a significant part of a Museum's raison d'etre. This sometimes seems to be forgotten in Australia - eg the attempts to relocate the Powerhouse Museum. Thus it is very gratifying to visit the Australian Museum -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank decline421
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in the morning expecting to spend 90 to 120 minutes. Wrong! We had lunch in the cafe and after two hours spent in the exhibits in the morning we spent another 90 minutes after lunch. Loved the "200 Treasures" as well as the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Trup
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice morning at the museum with the children and our family. Lots to see and space for the kids. Not too pricey and very educational. Nice gift shop but a bit $$.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 878laurah
Reviewed 10 February 2019

The only reason I visited this museum was to see the ‘200 Treasures’ exhibition. To fill in time until the allotted 7-minute projection, I wandered through the museum. I was very disappointed in most of the exhibits I saw. Many seemed to be poorly displayed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DonegalEm
austmus, Public Relations Manager at Australian Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Dear DonegalEm, Thank you for your feedback on the Australian Museum and we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. Over the past few years the Australian Museum has opened 5 new permanent galleries including Pacific Spirit sharing the stories and...More

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

This is such a wonderful musuem, exibit is amazing i highly recommend come here for half a day for you to enjoy everything as in everything because it was so massive

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from GADawgGa | Reviewed this property |
Didn't use the lockers
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25 July 2017|
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Response from austmus | Property representative |
The park that the Australian Museum is opposite is Hyde Park.
7 September 2016|
Response from thetravelchildren |
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.