The Discovery Museum, better known as the Rocks Discovery Museum of Sydney, is situated in The Rocks, Sydney, and features the history and development of the Rocks of Sydney since centuries. The Museum houses the several artefacts, facades and objects of historical importance regarding the culture and community habitat around the region of the Rocks.
The main sections of the Rocks, which the Museum mainly highlights, are the lives and lifestyles as well as the contributions of numerous fishermen, whalers, sailors, and traders of the Rocks. The landlords or owners of the areas of the Rocks maintain detailed and updated information about their trades and belongings in the Rocks. Historical events which had taken place in the Rocks are among the things you can get to know more about. And the permit of interior photography has made The Rocks a chosen tourist destination.
- The Museum has the extensive features of modern visuals and audio to help the tourists understand the various history and articles being exhibited.
- The guides are very helpful and there are also some informative as well as fun activities for children.
There is no entry fees for this museum
The museum remains closed on Christmas and Good Friday.
- The Rocks is just a short stroll from the city's two most recognisable landmarks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It is also just around the corner from the Circular Quay transportation hub and a short walk from Wynyard railway station.
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23.21% of people who visit Sydney include Discovery Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
41.57% of people start their Discovery Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Discovery Museum
65.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Discovery Museum
Lovely little museum nicely decorated with history display of the Rocks area and the beginning of Sydney. Small as it is, it has 2 levels, and I loved the squeaking sound of the wooden stairs while walking upstairs. It also has documentary on the 70s renovation work in the area and the tension it caused at that time, which I found particularly interesting. Worth a visit if you are visiting the Rocks. Free of charge.
Great exhibits and lots of interesting information. Loved the displays and perspective from indigenous peoples. Great little movies playing continuously upstairs.
Free museum that explains the history of Sydney, of which people that went don’t seem to even know. It starts with the aboriginals, the settlers and modern day Sydney. The Rocks was an important area of the city and the museum tells the history from its point of view. Worth reading the displays. There are some ancient artifacts that were found in the area, from aboriginals tools to clothing of the European settlers. Easily spend an hour reading and learning the rich history of the city! Best part is that it is free - amazing!!!
Cool place, history of the Rocks, The Big Dig for kids. excellent guide!
If you want to get your head around the history of rocks and beginning of Sydney as a port and a city , this is the place to go. Some interactive and videos content available which explains time lines in history easily. Its free if that’s a deal maker for you.