Museum of Sydney, Sydney

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#17 of 54 in Museums in Sydney
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.
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  • On the site of the first Government House, which is the most interesting aspect of this place. Set in a modern, elegant and climatically pleasing building with charming staff. Sadly there is no...  more »
  • The main attraction for me was that the museum is on the original site of the first Government House set up by Arthur Phillip in 1788. As I visited on Australia Day, it was a real treat to see the...  more »
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  • 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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