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The Rocks Discovery Museum

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The Rocks Discovery Museum

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Kendall Lane The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove.<br>Tour Highlights:<br>• The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove<br>• Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge<br>• Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816<br>• Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour<br>• Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843<br>• Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
USD 25.25 per adult
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empress_cherry wrote a review Dec 2020
Canberra, Australia594 contributions361 helpful votes
This is worth a quick visit if you're in the area, it's free, friendly and (assuming you like museums and/or old buildings) quite interesting
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Dimitris L wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia23,609 contributions61,154 helpful votes
The Rocks Discovery Museum is perhaps one of the jewels of the Rocks area of Sydney. It is a great museum like no other. It is housed in an old, but restored building in the Rocks. It has many items dating from the early days of the Sydney colony, but also from the time before that, telling of the long history of the area. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RocksD, Research & Curatorial Officer at The Rocks Discovery Museum
Responded 16 Nov 2020
Hi Dimitris, Thank you for your wonderful review, so glad your visit was enjoyable. :) Thank you for the recommendation and hope to see you visit again soon.
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William C wrote a review Jun 2020
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Great little museum with interactive guides and takes you chronologically through Sydney's past. Tour guide was very interesting and enthusiastic. Located in a great location in the harbour too.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Manish K wrote a review Apr 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions264 helpful votes
The Rocks Discovery Museum is located in a small building in the Rocks area very close to the iconic Harbour Bridge. Not the easiest place to find unless you have a guide book or guide, it is nonetheless free to enter and one can spend an interesting 20-30 minutes here. The museum gives a nice introduction to the lives of the Aboriginal tribes, who originally inhabited this area. It displays their tools and weapons, gives interesting nuggets about their customs and their way of life. It also tells the story of the initial arrival of Western colonizers, who in due course, settled in this area. For a quick feel of the history of Australia itself (Sydney being the first settlement), it is worth a visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gordon R wrote a review Mar 2020
Bathgate, United Kingdom688 contributions209 helpful votes
This is a very good little museum in the Rocks area of Sydney which covers the original inhabitants and early european settlers and the history of the Rocks area. The Rocks area of Sydney is a fabulous area to spend time in so it is well worth visiting this small museum which is free and accepts donations to learn something of the areas interesting history. Recommend visiting this museum.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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