Australian Museum

Visit the Australian Museum, a leading cultural attraction in Sydney with lots to see and do

Floodlit facade of the Australian Museum in Sydney
Floodlit facade of the Australian Museum in Sydney cc licensed photo by Newtown grafitti

Australia’s first ever museum, The Australian Museum offers visitors a great opportunity to explore nature and culture.

Some of the attractions that you would not want to miss out on at Australian Museum include stories of indigenous Australians, skeletons and facts about insects and dinosaurs. Be sure to check out the precious stones, minerals, fossils and meteorites to give you a great geological perspective of our planet. Another great attraction of the museum is the specimens of native Australian mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. There is also a broad spectrum of both land and marine environments about whose stories are worth hearing. Here, you also get to enjoy numerous artefacts from indigenous Australia, as well as the Pacific.

Visitors may take flash and video photography in all the permanent and most temporary exhibitions. Check with a museum staff member before shooting the Indigenous Australians exhibition.

Nearby attractions: Hyde Park, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney Town Hall, St. Andrew's Cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Sydney Tower.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $14.20 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Australian Museum General Entry Ticket

Gain access to the Australian Museum in Sydney, the oldest museum in the country, with this admission ticket. The classic natural history museum has received international acclaim for its exhibitions and scientific research programs. Inside the colonial building near Hyde Park, walk around displays featuring full dinosaur skeletons, an ancient Egyptian mummy, and artifacts relating to indigenous Australia. Fun and educational exhibits designed for tots entertain the younger set.Limited time only -  Mammoths- Giants of the Ice Age - Exclusive to Sydney Discover fossils, life-size replicas and meet a 42,000- year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction and unravel the biological and palaeontological mysteries of these awe-inspiring land mammals. This thrilling exhibition is on at the Australian Museum until 13 May 2018.

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia

Phone: (02) 9320 6000

Official Website: Australian Museum

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T2 or T3St. James or Museum7 minutes
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall7 minutes

How to get to Australian Museum by Train

By Train: exit at St. James Station; and walk south through Hyde Park then left (east) on Park Street, or at Town Hall Station and walk north on George Street and right (east) on Park Street, or at Museum Station and follow the park to Park and College Street (either is about a 7 minute walk).

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Rated 4.4 out of 5Australian Museum Star Rating

3 Star Rating A bargain $30 family ticket for the standard exhibits, but this becomes $72 with a "No photos allowed" ticket to the feature whales exhibit. Mr. 5-year-old had very little interest in most of the feature and we blitzed it in twenty minutes; the rest of the museum was a solid 90 minutes and more appealing to a youngster

Explosive Action - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating This museum is massive, so much to see you'll need +5 hrs to properly see all its content. I use to come here as a kid and I still enjoy it now. So much to see and great variety of things to see.

Harris Paneras - 26 days ago

5 Star Rating It’s a really great museum with plenty of stuff for everyone. I really enjoyed the Australian Geographic exhibition and the whales one was cool as well. I would recommend it for a hot or rainy day in Sydney

Ollie Fletcher - 26 days ago

5 Star Rating Not only is this a great museam but is a nice building. Visiting here is an iconic part of growing up in Sydney with most school kids (of my generation at least) visiting with school and their parents or family often more than once. This like the art and the Catholic cathedral is a must do at least once while in Sydney.

Jeremy Fraser - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Great museum with beautiful exhibits. The app and audio tours are great options to go at your own pace. The cafe on the 4th floor was fine for a quick bite. Catch the light show of the 200 treasures, it’s really neat. Layout encourages meandering and allows you to get around people easily. Plenty of kid friendly exhibits too.

A Hart - 2 months ago


Slideshow tour of the Australian Museum

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