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Australian Museum

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Australian Museum has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.

The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in the country, and one of the most exciting destinations for nature lovers exploring Sydney.

Founded in 1827, the museum has been at the forefront of educating the public on the need to preserve both culture and flora and fauna across the country.

Australian Museum Sydney, Parking, Opening Hours, Events, Entry & Cafe, NSW

The museum has an array of special events, regular programs and daily functions to ensure that visitors enjoy their experience while also learning a thing or two.

There are many permanent exhibits on display; including Surviving Australia, Pacific Spirit, Dinosaurs Birds & Insects, Kidspace, Minerals, Wild Planet, Search & Discover and the Education Room.

There are lots of activities for kids; including a free mini-museum for the little ones to explore and enjoy the natural world, five cubby houses loaded with lots of fun as well as a baby-friendly space for crawling babies to enjoy.

Some of the amenities available include pram parking, changing space and feeding rooms. Additionally, visitors may enjoy great food at No. 1 William, a delightful space with ample seating space and great views of Sydney’s skyline. They offer breakfast and lunch as well as high-tea.

To get to the Australian Museum, you can walk, drive or catch public transport, with the museum located across from Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral. If driving, you can park in one of the nearby parking lots for around $20 per day with a rebate from the museum. There is also street metred parking around the museum. If you would prefer to take public transport, the nearest station is St. James, Museum and Town Hall.

If you need to leave the museum for any reason, re-entry is free on the day upon presentation of your ticket.

101/113 - 115 William St
Darlinghurst, NSW

Opening Hours
9:30am - 5pm

Closed Christmas Day

Phone Number
(02) 9320 6000

Email Address
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Adult: $15
Concession: $8
Children (5-15yrs): Free
Children (0-4yrs): Free
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $30
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $15
Museums Australia and ICOM Members: Free
Companion Card-holder's attendant carer: Free

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