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Sydney has some world class museums and Art Galleries.


Australian National Maritime Museum is located at 2 Murray St Pyrmont overlooking Darling Harbour. The museum has on display the history of Australian maritime including information of the First Fleet and exhibits of navy ships and submarines you can go on board. Best thing about the Maritime Museum is entrance is FREE. Remembering Titanic - 100 Years Exhibition on until Sunday 11th November 2012 at the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is located overlooking Circular Quay right next to the Rocks.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Powerhouse Museum located just behind Darling Harbour on Harris St. Displays of design, fashion, science and technology. Open daily 10am - 5pm.

Art Gallery of NSW is located right opposite the Domain and Botanical Gardens. 17 of the Terra Cotta Warriors including the statues and horses will be on display from Dec 4th 2010 until March 13th 2011.

Art Gallery of NSW

Museum of Sydney open daily 8.30am - 5pm. Closed Good Friday and Xmas Day.

Museum of Australian Jewish History and Holocaust

Sydney Tramway Museum located on the Princess Hwy Sutherland in Sydney's southern suburbs.

Sydney Bus Museum unfortunately the Bus Museum has had to close as the building they were housed in was old and beyond repair. Bus shop and historical bus rides are still operating.

Museum of Freemasonary Level 3 279 Castlereagh St Sydney


Last updated 1st September 2012

The Australian Museum

The Australian Museum

The Australian Museum Sydney located right across from Hyde Park has displays of natural history and indigenous cultures.

General Admission
Adult: $12
Family (2 adult, 2 child): $30
Family (1 adult, 2 child): $18
Child (5 - 15yrs): $6
Under 5s: FREE
Members: FREE

Sydney Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Show casing the history of Sydney when Australia was first settled including the history of the convicts from 1819 - 1848. Try on some leg irons. lay in a hammock, step into one of the punishment boxes and hear some of the stories about the Sydney convicts. Located on Macquarie St Sydney at the northern end of Hyde Park. During the Sydney Festival in January the forecourt of the Hyde Park Barracks is converted in the Barracks Bar with live music most nights.

Sydney Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Sydney Hyde Park Barracks Museum


The Rocks Discovery Museum with free entrey 10am - 5pm daily. The museum lets you explore the history of the Rocks from pre-European time to the present day through fun interactive displays and a unique collection of archeological artefacts in four permanent displays Warrane (pre-1788), Colony (1788 - 1820), Port (1820 -1900) and Transformations (1900 to present.


Macleay Museum - Sydney University A Natural History Museum

Elizabeth Farm is Australia's oldest standing homestead built in 1793 by John Macarthur who was the father of the wool industry in Australia. Located at 79 Alice St Rosehill, close to Parramatta.

Sydney Observatory located on Observatory hill The Rocks overlooking Sydney Harbour the Observatory has night stargazing and historical displays about astronomy. Open 10am - 5pm daily. Check their website for night tours.

Force Justice and Police Museum Cnr Albert and Phillip Street Circular Quay Sydney Ph: 9252 1144. Open daily 9.30am - 5pm. Closed good Friday and Christmas Day.


















































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