Australia’s oldest museum, which we call ‘the dinosaur museum’ because there’s an enormous skeleton hanging from the ceiling, has so much to see and do. There’s a soft, squishy area for tiny ones to dress up and play as well as sections for older kids: from rooms full of dead bugs and taxidermy to an interactive ‘river’ where a crocodile or shark pops up. On a rainy day, arrive right when the museum opens at 9:30 am to make sure you get in, especially if you want to see a special exhibition. The Domain Car Park nearby has a $19 early-bird day rate if you’re in before 9:30 am and leave between 3:30 and 7 pm.
The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology.
Founded in 1827, Australia's oldest museum has expansive zoological and anthropological collections.
“A great place to see specific exhibitions or the general collection, the Art Gallery of NSW is a great place to visit if you are an art lover.”
“The gardens provide one of the most beautiful environments through which to walk. You may also wish to book in for an Indigenous Plant/Food tour. There are frequent exhibitions. Not to be missed.”
“Visit the famous Sydney Opera House...one hour to walk there or catch the train from Redfern to Circular Quay”
“If modern art is your bag, see this museum. You can walk there in 40 minutes or if you want to do a gallery day, it’s a 20 minutes walk to the Art Gallery of NSW in the morning and a further 20 minutes’ walk to MCA in the afternoon. Afterwards you might have a drink at one of the many watering holes in The Rocks.”