The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology.
Australian Museum has one of the best natural science collections in the world. It was first conceived and developed along the contemporary European model of an encyclopedic warehouse of cultural and natural history and features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology and anthropology.
Garrigarrang: Sea Country
Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in Indigenous studies research and community programs. Garrigarrang nura means sea country in the language spoken by the Eora people who lived in the Sydney basin. The exhibition encompasses every part of Australia’s coastline.
The Mineralogy and Palaeontology collections include rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils.
The heritage-listed building has evolved to encompass a range of different architectural styles and when its building expanded, it was often in conjunction with an expansion of the collections.
1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia
Opening hours: 9.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Sunday, Closed Christmas Day