Culture and traditions

Sydney Museum

The Sydney Museum has been built on the ruins of the residence of the first Governor General of Australia, Governador Phillip. The place was built in 1780 and its ruins were discovered by archaeologists 200 years after its construction, in 1980.

The museum has been designed by one of Sidney’s best known architects, Richard Johnson. The museum is a distinctive and interesting place in Australia. The museum contains objects from the colonial and contemporary era of the history of Sydney.

The objects it houses and photographs belong to more than 25 archaeological excavations. Currently you will be able to watch videos, multimedia presentations and the use of technology in its facilities. After taking a tour of the museum, you will learn about the wonders and personality of this city, its port and people.

In the esplanade of the museum you can see the remains of the residence of the First Government House. These have been named as national heritage of Australia.

The Sydney Museum receives daily visits from tourists and people from the city.

The museum is located at Bridge & Phillip Streets Circular Quay. The schedule is from Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 17:00. Closed on Christmas and Good Friday. The phone is: +61 2 9251 5988.

The Sydney Museum is not allowed to take pictures.

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