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

Official Website: Australian Museum


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Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • 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

Category: Museums

Address: 1 William St
Sydney New South Wales 2010

Phone: +61 2 9320 6000


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 39 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating The oldest museum in Australia! This place looks it- the building itself is old and magnificent. Many of the exhibits seemed to be kinda mish mashed... Read More

Curt C. Dec-20-2018

4 Star Rating The first museum in Australia and I have to say they've done a great reinvention of a 19th century taxidermy museum into an actual space for science and... Read More

Jen L. Apr-18-2018

4 Star Rating What a wonderful museum this is. They had dinosaurs and birds and butterflies etc. Today they had the Bakersfield College Choral choir performing and it was... Read More

Chris S. Jul-14-2018

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T2 , T3 or T8St. James or Museum7 minutes
L2, 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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