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    Sydney Tramway Museum

    by cjg1 Updated Jul 23, 2010

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    The tramway museum always seems to be located out of town. Well this one is no different. You have to go out to the Loftus station. This trip allows you to get out of the city a bit and see some more of the surrounding area.

    If traveling with a Transit Pass you'll need the pink one at minimum or a purple one to get out here.

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    Learn, don't burn

    by iandsmith Updated Nov 17, 2008
    No doubt what this is about
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    Tucked away in the back blocks of Penrith, a very western suburb of Sydney, is the Museum of Fire. If you like big red trucks then I can guarantee you that you'll get your fill here. There's some amazing old fire engines on display.
    One of the main parts of the world class fire engine collection, it features hand drawn, horse drawn and motorised vehicles dating from the late 18th century up to the 1980s. You will be overcome by the variation, age and unique construction types. There are signs with excellent information about many of the items on display so you won't be wondering just what it is that you're looking at.
    The museum is a non profit organization so you won't find your wallet will be that much lighter for having gone there.

    The Museum of Fire is open 7 days per week. 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Sunday & Holidays. Closed Good Friday and a number of days over Christmas.
    Group bookings welcome. Guided tours, School groups, social clubs and special interest groups catered for.
    Fully wheelchair accessible.
    You can get there by train.

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    • Museum Visits
    • Seniors

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    The Outback centre

    by arv1 Written Jun 30, 2005

    I may refer to this as the heritage centre, as that is what it is. This is where we heard Jeremy the didgereedoo player play, and also where we bought the majority of our souvenirs. Located in Darling Harbour, it is not an inconvience. It is a great place to visit and I totally recommend it, as many souvenirs are authentic and are not found in other places.

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    Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    by ATXtraveler Written May 8, 2005

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    Hyde Park Barracks Museum

    One of the original detention facilities in Sydney was this building that now houses the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. It is located across from Hyde Park in downtown Sydney. One of the most interesting things about this museum is that the building was left unused for almost a century, and was barely saved from destruction. One of the main reasons it was nearly destroyed, was because rats had completely taken over in this building, and there are several sections that have a tribute to the "ratacombs" or the tunnels that these rats had built.

    I was turned off by this museum primarilly because they actually had live rats in the visitor's center, and they had not cleaned the cages in a very long time!!

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    Art Gallery of NSW - Our reason to go there ...

    by Jerelis Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Art with the name

    The reason for us to go to the Art Gallery was the specially equipped floor of Aboriginal Art. We saw a lot of beautiful paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, etc.

    We also saw a ritual dance of Aboriginals. Of course a lot of input by pictures and stories of the (sometimes breathtaking) history of the original people of Australia.

    Address:
    Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

    Directions:
    A bit east of the centre of the city.

    Gallery hours:
    Daily 10 am to 5 pm
    (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

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    Art Gallery of NSW - Largest art collection.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Logo of the Art Gallery of NSW.

    The Art Gallery has the largest art collection of Australia. There are special departments which contains several art collections from Asia, America and Europe.

    Each year there are exhibiotions of the annual Archibald Prize finalist contenders. Besides the often changing exhibitions there are a few permanent exhibitions, like the paintings of John Gloven and Grace Cossington.

    Address:
    Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

    Directions:
    A bit east of the centre of the city.

    Gallery hours:
    Daily 10 am to 5 pm
    (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

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    Art Gallery of NSW - A fine historic building.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Everybody in front of the Art Gallery of NSW.

    The present building is the work of Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon, who secured the prestigious commission over the less conventional architect John Horbury Hubt.

    The history of the building of Sudney's Gallery reads like a sensational novel. All the elements - intrigue, personal animosity and nepotism - are present. That the institution acquired such a fine historic building is almost fortuitous.

    Address:
    Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

    Directions:
    A bit east of the centre of the city.

    Gallery hours:
    Daily 10 am to 5 pm
    (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

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    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

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    Art Gallery of NSW - Classically elegant.

    by Jerelis Updated Feb 8, 2004

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    An old drawing of the Art Gallery of NSW.

    The classically elegant Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Sydney's most distinctive landmarks. The facade and old wing of the Gallery were built between 1896 and 1909. Architecturally, Sydney's Art Gallery reflects nineteenth century ideas about the cultural role of a gallery as a temple to art and civilizing values. Yet early designs for the Gallery were less confident about the institution's role and image.

    Address:
    Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

    Directions:
    A bit east of the centre of the city.

    Gallery Hours:
    Daily 10 am to 5 pm
    (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel

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    Scienceworks! As kids, we had...

    by alisonr Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    Scienceworks! As kids, we had a ball in this hands on science warehouse. So much to see and do, the thing I most remember about this place was there was a massive clock and the tour guide person asked my sister what the difference in time is from SA to Vic, so I thought we were pretty cool.

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    The Art Gallery of NSW is...

    by Skylink Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Art Gallery of NSW is actually on the beaten path. What off the beaten path is that every Wednesday and Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. there are usually 2 very old free films showing. When I was there, there was one 18 minute film of a Victorian bath merely showing still water. It was so dull that I clapped very hard at the end. The 2nd film was much more conventional.

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    Star Gazing from the City Centre...

    by DaveRowley Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Inside the Sydney Obsevatory..Dec 10th 2004

    Whether you're interested in this sort of thing or not, its a fascinating place and a great vantage point to see parts of the City.

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    Museum of Sydney

    by seagoingJLW Updated Nov 4, 2002

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    Museum of Sydney

    We discovered a most excellent museum across the street from our hotel. Don't miss it. It is called theMuseum of Sydney

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