Museum Of Sydney

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Corner Bridge Street & Philip St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-292515988
  • Ticket Price: 10 AUD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids

The Museum of Sydney is one of the major visiting places of Sydney which portrays the history and colonial themes of the city. The Museum features the stages of development and designing modifications the city of Sydney has undergone through the centuries. It is located at the junction of the Bridge Street and Phillip Street.

The layout of the Museum is an enclosure of the First Government House Place, as the main entrance for the visitors is through the Government House Place. A foundation stone engraved with the design of Phillip’s house or the First Government House is placed in the courtyard of the entrance.

The points of interest in this place include the revealing of a network of covered drains presumably of the 18th century, along with tunnel drains made of brick. Thereby, portions of the drains have been modified and exposed to facilitate viewing by the visitors. The chief highlight of the Museum of Sydney is the large screens that portray the various significany stages of development of Sydney, through panoramic and high resolution displays of pictures and videos. 

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  • Wheel chair Access to all floors.
  • Large print guides.
  • Hearing aid loop in AGL theatre.

  • Child (under 15) / Concession $5
  • Family (two adults + two children) $20
  • Members free

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

  • Nearest Train Station: Circular Quay Train Station

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  • Museum Of Sydney Address: Corner Bridge Street & Philip St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Museum Of Sydney Contact Number: +61-292515988
  • Museum Of Sydney Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Museum Of Sydney Price: 10 AUD
  • Time required to visit Museum Of Sydney: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 68.71% of people who visit Sydney include Museum Of Sydney in their plan

  • 55.58% of people start their Museum Of Sydney visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Museum Of Sydney

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

55.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach Museum Of Sydney

People normally club together Sydney Opera House and Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens while planning their visit to Museum Of Sydney.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • For a small museum it has a great amount of historical stories and artifacts. The demolished Sydney exhibition showed me an insight I never knew about Sydney. I wish they would make that a permanent feature and expand the stories to include the old outer suburbs too. Highly recommend a visit.

  • Small than what I expected a city museum would be. Still, very well arranged display of history. The art exhibition is also great, with lots of drawings of Sydney’s landscape and particular attractions. Worth a visit and I would recommend purchasing a Sydney museum pass. It gives you access to 12 museums in the city, and is good for 1 months with only a few extra bucks than a standard single museum ticket.

  • Located one block from Circular Quay, it is a combo of history and art gallery for local artist, Brett Whiteley. To fully appreciate the art exhibit, first visit Wendy's Secret Garden. Wendy, Brett's wife, created an expansive garden in front of their home on Lavender Bay on the north side of the bridge, beyond Luna Park. The city history is in a small number of displays, plus an auditorium with historical, period movies on Sydney. The museum is well done, but not large. The art portion consumes a big chunk of space, so the history portion feels cramped.

  • We enjoyed the Bohemian Artists of Lavender Bay exhibition. As we hadn't visited the museum before, it was also very interesting to have a look around and learn more about the original site of Government House

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