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Museum of Human Disease

For those looking for more unusual atractions this may take your fancy. Located at the University of NSW it is a collection of specimens including human tissue, microorgansims and parasites.

It is located in the Samuels Building at UNSW near the corner of High st and Botany St Randwick

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Josilver
Jan 21, 2015

The Florence Nightingale Building & Museum

The Florence Nightingale Building & Museum

I did not go to this museum, but I loved its special architecture that reminded me a lot of a scottish palace.
In one of the Neo-gothic side-buildings of the Sydney Hospital you will find the Lucy Osborn Nightingale-Museum. Florence Nightingale (1820-1919) was a celebrated English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. And 1869 she gave the order to Lucy Osborn and 5 other nurses from Britain to set up the first nurse-school in Australia.
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the Lucy Osborn Nightingale-museum is open
every Tuesday from 10.00am till 03.00pm
the entrance is free

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globetrott
Oct 19, 2014

Sydney Tramway Museum

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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cjg1
Jul 23, 2010

Learn, don't burn

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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Nov 17, 2008
 
 
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The Outback centre

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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Jun 30, 2005

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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ATXtraveler
May 08, 2005

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

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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Jerelis
Feb 08, 2004

Art Gallery of NSW - Largest art collection.

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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Feb 08, 2004
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Art Gallery of NSW - A fine historic building.

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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Feb 08, 2004

Art Gallery of NSW - Classically elegant.

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).

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Feb 08, 2004

Scienceworks! As kids, we had...

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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alisonr
Sep 12, 2002

The Art Gallery of NSW is...

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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Skylink
Aug 26, 2002

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