The Museum of Sydney was designed by Richard Johnson, one of Sydney's most famous architects and it today sits on one of the most important sites in Australia. The first ever Government House of Australia was actually built on this very site in 1788, to serve as the office and home of then Governor, Arthur Phillip.
While at the Museum, be sure to take a look at the amazing Edge of the Trees art installation, set up to commemorate the site at which the British colonisers first made contact with the Gadigal people. Several exhibits you won’t want to miss out on while at the Museum of Sydney include models of the first Fleet ships, getting to meet the very first inhabitants of the city, as well as checking out the fascinating archaeological remains from digs at the site of the first Government house.
In addition to exploring the Museum with it's various displays of 19th century collections and modern exhibitions, you can also enjoy the magnificent gardens and views plus daily films about Sydney in the museum's AGL theatre. If you get hungry during all of this exploring you can grab something tasty to eat from the MOS cafe.
Cost: Admission fees apply. Please see website for up-to-date pricing.
Hours: Daily 9.30am – 5.00pm; Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Website: Museum of Sydney
Address: Corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Nearby attractions:Darling Harbour, Justice and Police Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House, Government House, The Rocks and Captain Cook Cruises
|Getting There on Transit|
|Monorail / Train / Bus||Station / Stop||Walking Time|
|Monorail||City Centre||14 minutes|
|Train||Circular Quay Railway Station||2 minutes|
By Monorail: Exit at the City Centre Monorail Stop and head north on Pitt Street toward Market Street. Turn right onto Bridge Street (14 minutes).
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