Time Out Sydney

The Australian Museum (established 1827) houses the nation's most important animal, mineral, fossil and anthropological collections, and prides itself on its innovative research into Australia's environment and indigenous cultures. Displays cover the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and the Americas, with items ranging from Aboriginal kids' toys to a tattooed chalk head from the Solomon Islands. Any serious museum-tripper should see a few of the local stuffed animals, and the displays should answer all your questions about Australian mammals. If you're at all interested in Aboriginal culture and beliefs, visit the Indigenous Australia section, which tackles such contentious issues as the 'stolen generation', deaths in custody and problems facing indigenous people today.

Want more museums & attractions in Sydney? Sign up to our Weekend Planner

Updated on 6 May 2015.

Australian Museum details

Address
6 College St, Sydney 2010

Telephone 02 9320 6000

Price up to $12.00

Open Mon-Sun 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day.

Australian Museum website

Australian Museum map

Report a problem with this page

Restaurants and bars nearby

Bodhi

130m - Lauded as the la-de-da yum cha for vegetarians, it also offers ‘faux...

MD Thai

145m - MD Thai offers authentic Thai food in Darlinghurst - all your usual...

Hotel William

217m - Hotel William is an old battler pub that has one of the longest happy hours...

Café Paci

290m - Café Paci is quite the space. Designed by George Livissianis, everything...

More restaurants and bars nearby

Other venues nearby

Oaks Hyde Park Plaza

15m - This apartment-style hotel might win the award for the most spacious...

The Famous Spiegeltent

65m - This awesomely atmospheric circus tent is a performance space erected inside...

Hyde Park

184m - Once the site of a bloody battle between Aborigines and Europeans for...

More venues nearby
Artbank Social Club

Artbank Social Club

Artbank opens its doors for food truck eats, DJ beats, a pop-up market and public access to its huge collection of artworks.

Rum Club at Assembly

Rum Club at Assembly

The first rule of Rum Club is... get yourself to Assembly's basement bar for a night of tasting and appreciation

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

Get the Time Out weekend planner. Straight to your inbox, every Thursday.
Read more

×