Museum of Sydney, Sydney

3.0
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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  • What used to have our favourite book shop and cafe is now badly changed and across the road from major construction noise. The museum has lost its “front” so to speak a sad change to this historic sit...  more »
  • This was a good place to learn about the early history of Sydney, the First Fleet and Governor Phillip. There were also videos of the building of the Bay Bridge and other old scenes of old Sydney.  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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