The Australian Museum was opened to the public in 1857 and has resided in its current building ever since. Australia’s first museum, this historic sandstone building is home to extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts.
The museum specialises in the fields of natural history and indigenous research, community programs and exhibitions. It has an enormous collection of more than 14 million specimens, including 5 million insects, 1 million archaeological objects and 70,000 rocks and minerals.
Explore Australia’s past inhabitants, discover more about the Earth and its place in the Solar System, or learn more about the sea life that call Sydney Harbour home.
Check out their ever-changing calendar of temporary and visiting exhibitions, special events and performances. The museum also hosts an exceptional calendar of activities and workshops for children.