The Macleay Museum in Sydney, Australia, is a natural history museum located on the main campus of the University of Sydney. The Macleay Museum gallery is now closed to the public in preparation for the opening of the new Chau Chak Wing Museum, scheduled for completion in late 2018.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Macleay Museum by using our Sydney driving holiday planner.
The building in which the museum is housed was built off Science Lane in 1887. The collections of the Macleay Museum are based largely on the efforts and acquisitions of the Macleays, one of the pre-eminent families in colonial Sydney: Alexander Macleay, William Sharp Macleay and William John Macleay.
The strengths of the collection lie in entomology, ethnography, scientific instruments, and historic photographs. Many of the biological specimens in the collection represent rare or extinct species, while some of the specimens have historic and cultural value as they were collected by explorers like Charles Darwin and Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay.
The George Masters Exhibition Space of the museum was devoted to temporary exhibitions. Overall, the museum houses one of the most important natural history and ethnography collections in Australia, surpassed in Sydney only by the Australian Museum.
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シドニー大学本館横の3階建ての石造建築の中に有る博物館です。 自然科学史専門の博物館で3階の展示室には動物の剥製や骨格標本・昆虫の標本が多数展示されています。 今現在博物館そのものを移転するためにメインの展示室は休館で少しの展示物が階下に展示してる状態でした。 more »Museum of Sydney University main building next to the 3-storey stone building there is. At the Museum of natural history science expertise exhibited numerous specimens of stuffed animals, skeletons, insects exhibit room on the 3rd floor. In order to relocate the museum itself now the main exhibition room was closed display them downstairs a few exhibits.
I visited the Macleay museum on a rainy sydney afternoon, and I was so glad that I did. It's a lovely little museum with very interesting exhibits ! I would recommend a visit to anyone, especially if ... more »
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