Museum of Sydney, Sydney

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    Museum of Sydney

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 30, 2012

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    The Museum of Sydney is built on the site of the First Government House. Having been built on such a historical site it is only natural that the museum celebrates colonial and present day Sydney. Pictures, videos and archeological finds are housed in this museum with a large collection from Sydney’s convict era.

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    Museum of Sydney

    by saraheg77 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My parents and I decided to see what the Museum of Sydney was all about. The lady working at the counter seemed very unpleasant, but maybe she was having a bad day. Once we got in, we went first to the 3rd floor and saw a short video on Sydney and a nice collection of pictures of the people of Sydney. There was an interesting display about Captain Cook and a small display about aborigines. The second floor contained a few other interesting displays... We enjoyed it mor since the parents got in on concession prices. :) If you like museums, you will enjoy it, but skip it if your time is limited!

    Open daily 9:30am-5pm, except Christmas day and Good Friday.
    Admission prices: Members-free, General-$7, Child/Concession-$3, Family-$17

    There is also a shop with the same hours as the museum and a cafe open
    Mon-Fri 7am-9pm
    Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

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    • Museum Visits

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    The Museum of Sydney

    by emerald125 Updated Dec 25, 2002

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    This smallish museum is well worth a visit if you are interested in Australia's past. There are two areas in particular that are brilliant. On the top floor is the Bond Store - an Audio visual presentation of short dramatised pieces on lots of different topics. Covers lots of different aspects of life in Sydney in the early days. On the middle floor is an area on Aboriginal Sydney that includes screenings of various short films.. there are also usually 2-3 changing exhibitions that are mostly very well done.

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    The Museum of Sydney

    by Libs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Museum of Sydney is on the site of the original government. It has excellent exhibits about the early days of the city when it was the main outpost of the British. By excellent I mean excellent. There are many sets of drawers filled with artifacts that I spent lots of time looking over. The boat room where you watch videos of people was really cool. But my favourite part was the rotating exhibit that was there at the time I was, Metropolis. It featured artwork relating to Sydney. It included everything from original blueprints and city plans, to paintings by early explorers, to works by modern artists inspired by the city, to a slide show of every day Sydney scenes. It was so so incredible. I spent forever in there. It really made me see why so many people love the City, imperfect being that it is. I made a point of going to museums almost everywhere I went, and this was definitely one of the best, anywhere.

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