The Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney is an archaeological museum that is home to the largest collection of antiquities in both Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 1860, the collection spans the ancient world with primary collection areas including ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and the Near East. The Museum gallery is located in the main quadrangle of the University and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm as well as the first Saturday of every month from 12 to 4 pm. Admission is free.Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Nicholson Museum Reviews
Take a final opportunity to see this 'historic' museum before the exhibitions are relocated to the new Chau Chak Wing museum upon its completion. There are only 2 more weeks left before the old... more »
Quite full on. If you wanna see a mummy and brush up on ancient Egyptian history, then this is the place to be at. The campus (University of Sydney) is quite beautiful so you can pretty much make it..... more »
Walk in without any intention but quite impressive. It's good to bring your kids or persons who love history to this place. There are many interesting items from Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures in one place. Staff are very friendly and you are allowed to touch some items with the supervision of their staff. Again, very impressive..😃
Best museum I've ever seen – and I've been to many! Been coming here my entire life, never had a complaint – apart from the fact that it's supposedly closing...
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