1. Australian Museum Sydney

Australian Museum Sydney

Australian Museum
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Get all set to enter a world of exploration and amazement with your loved ones as you visit the oldest museum in Australia. The Australian Museum was established in 1827 and is a natural history, culture, and art museum in Sydney. The museum hosts a wide variety of exhibitions that covers topics like Australian natural history, Indigenous cultures, cultural heritage, and science and technology. This remarkable museum is home to nearly 18 million specimens and cultural objects, such as fossils, rocks and minerals, cultural artefacts, scientific instruments and more. Get ready to be astounded by the Australian Museum's incredible collection and enjoy this thrilling journey as you learn why Australia is a place unlike any other.

Essential Information about Australian Museum

1. Where is the Australian Museum located?

  • The Australian Museum is located at 1 William Street in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

2. How to reach the Australian Museum?

The Australian Museum is located in Sydney's central business district and is easily accessible by numerous modes of transportation,

  • By Train: Take the train to the Town Hall Station, which is a 5-minute stroll away from the Australian Museum.
  • By Bus: Several bus lines, including routes 431, 433, and L94, stop close to the museum.
  • By Car: There are various paid public parking lots close by, as well as paid street parking.
  • By Walk: The museum is easily accessible by foot from several areas in Sydney's central business district.

3. Timings of Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is open daily and has the following operating hours,

  • Monday-Sunday: 10am-5pm 
  • Wednesday: 10am-9pm 

Note: It is closed on Christmas Day. It is advised to check the museum's official website for the most up-to-date information on hours.

4. Ticket Prices of Australian Museum

Entry to the Australian Museum is free! For a limited time, both adults and kids can enter the Australian Museum for free.  But the special exhibitions charge a price for admission. For special exhibitions or events, the prices could change or differ. It is best to check the museum's official website for the recent entry pricing.

Things to do explore in Australian Museum

There are a number of amazing options to explore in the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. Have a look at the following highlights and choose the one that suits you best,

  • Natural history: Here you can explore the museum's vast array of specimens and artefacts such as rocks, minerals, fossils, insects, and more.
  • Indigenous cultures: The museum also displays the various customs and cultures of Australia's Indigenous peoples. You can also explore their spirituality, art, and history.
  • Colonial history: To those who love to explore colonial history, you won’t be disappointed as here you can explore the history of European settlement in Australia. It includes the convict era and the emergence of colonial society.
  • Special exhibitions: The museum frequently hosts special exhibitions on various topics, such as natural history, cultural heritage, and science.
  • Public activities: The museum hosts a variety of public events that make it an engaging experience for visitors of all ages. These events include tours, workshops, and special exhibitions.
  • Collections: The museum is home to one of the greatest collections in the world and Australia, with over 18 million specimens and artifacts.

Whether you're interested in indigenous cultures, natural history, or colonial history, the Australian Museum has something for everyone. Visit Pickyourtrail right away to book the best deals on Australia tour packages. You can also create your ideal trip here by customizing your itinerary for Australia. Prepare to explore the best of Australia at the Australian Museum in Sydney. See you soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Australian Museum

Yes, the museum is open every day of the week, including weekends.

Yes, there is a discounted cost available for senior citizens, students, and individuals with disabilities

No, entry is free for kids under 16 years old.

Yes, there is a cafe and restaurant on the property that offers a variety of foods and beverages.

Yes, tourists can take guided tours of the museum and its exhibitions.

Most places of the museum allow photography, although tripods and flash photography are not allowed.

Yes, the museum has facilities and services for people with disabilities, including wheelchairs and audio guides.

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