Established in 1827, the Australian Museum was the country’s first museum featuring extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. It has an international reputation for natural history and indigenous research, community programmes and exhibitions.
Located in Ultimo, the Powerhouse Museum is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse museums. More than 250 interactive exhibits bring it to life with holographic images, touch screen computers, science experiments and virtual-reality space.
The Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, a distinctive indoor and outdoor attraction provides a great day’s entertainment for kids and parents alike. The museum also hosts an ever-changing programme of temporary exhibitions and a fleet of historic craft at its wharves.
The Museum of Sydney is a modern museum located on the historic site of the first Government House, built for Governor Phillip in 1788. It takes visitors on a journey exploring Sydney from the Dreamtime to the modern day.
In addition to Government House, other significant buildings are available to view thanks to the Historic Houses Trust, which opens fine colonial homes spread around Sydney, giving you a taste of early colonial life and architecture.