Museum of Sydney and its collection

Museum of Sydney

The Museum of Sydney is a historical collection and exhibition, built on the ruins of the house of the first Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. This location gives the museum a unique historical significance, as it stands on the site of the first Government House of Australia, constructed in 1788. The original house was later abandoned, and its foundations were uncovered by archaeologists in 1983. The new museum building was designed by architects from Denton Corker Marshall and is part of the Governor Phillip Tower development.

Exploring Colonial and Contemporary Sydney

The Museum of Sydney offers a deep exploration of both colonial and contemporary Sydney. This is achieved through the display of various objects, images, and the use of new digital media techniques. Panoramic views of Sydney from 1788 to the present day are displayed across walls and video screens. The museum also features a large exhibit of goods and materials recovered from over 25 archaeological excavations, providing a glimpse into Sydney's condemned era.

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Museum of Sydney
Cnr Bridge St &, Phillip St
NSW 2000 Sydney

Visitor information Museum of Sydney

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00




Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Cnr Bridge St &, Phillip St, Sydney

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