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Museums & Galleries in Sydney

Sydney is home to some of Australia's best Museums and Galleries. Access to some of them is free, however, you generally have to pay a small fee to see special exhibitions. For more information about what's on and entry fees to a particular Art Gallery or Musem, visit their full website as listed below.

Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of NSW showcases one of the finest collections of Australian art, including the outstanding Yiribana Gallery, the world's largest permanent exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art.

Open Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Phone: 02 9225 1744 or 02 9221 1790

Australian Museum
Discover Australia's natural history and cultural diversity at the Australian Museum.

Open Open daily 9.30am-5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day)
6 College Street (opposite Hyde Park)
Phone: 02 9320 6000

Justice and Police Museum
Learn about Sydney's most spectacular crimes at this grisly and realistic museum.

Open Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay
Phone: 02 9252 1144

Museum of Contemporary Art
Australia's most important collection of contemporary art is housed within this striking waterfront museum.

Open Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Circular Quay West
140 George Street, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9252 4033 or 02 9241 5892

Museum of Sydney
Learn about Sydney's colonial history, Aboriginality and the environment at this fascinating and provocative museum.

Open Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets
Phone: 02 9251 4611

Australian National Maritime Museum
Discover the exciting story of Australia's relationship with the sea.

Open Open daily 9:30am -5:00pm
Darling Harbour (next to Pyrmont Bridge)
Phone: 02 9298 3777 or 1900 962 002

Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Visit the Hyde Park Barracks and discover how Sydney's early convicts lived. See where they slept, what they ate and how they were punished. There's also changing exhibitions of Australian history and culture.

Open Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Queens Square, Macquarie Street
Phone: 02 9223 8922

Powerhouse Museum
Science, technology and the decorative arts are explained through fun, hands-on exhibits at this interactive museum.

Open Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm (except Christmas Day)
500 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone: 02 9217 0111 or 02 9217 0444

SH Ervin Gallery
Housed in the old military hospital, along with the National Trust Centre, the gallery is a must for anyone interested in Australia's cultural heritage.

Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9258 0123 (Weekdays) or 02 9258 0173 (Weekends)

Sydney Jewish Museum
This poignant and important museum chronicles the history of Jewish people in Australia and commemorates the Holocaust.
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
Phone: 02 9360 7999

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