Explore archaeological remains at Museum of Sydney, located at the site of the colony's first Government House, built in 1788. Learn about Aboriginal Australians and how they lived, from the landing of the First Fleet and the ensuing clashes between the two cultures, to the growing of a British colony. Find out more about those who shaped Sydney in those early days, and who designed and built some of the city's most iconic structures, such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. See Museum of Sydney and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney online vacation planner.
Museum of Sydney reviews
Visited the Museum in March 2021 while the Marion Mahony Griffen exhibition was on. While the entry price was a bit a steep for a limited size museum I did find it very informative and it provided a..... more »
This museum was built in 1995 but built over the ruins of the old Government House 1798-1845. It was demolished in 1846 and architectural digs in 1983 found the foundations. . Today, through a... more »
One street up from Circular Quay, the Museum of Sydney is well laid out, airy and interesting and tells you the history of Sydney. It has numerous exhibits where you lift, scratch or find things so that keeps you interested and occupied. I was lucky because the street photography exhibition was on and that was fascinating... so interesting to see everyday people and how they dressed and walked all those years ago.
As one of the most famous cities in Australia, I was expecting a more robust display at the Museum of Sydney. The two levels (excluding ground floor) whilst providing a somewhat interesting record of Sydney's early history left me wanting more. The admission price ($12 for adults) was too generous for a museum with such little to offer.
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