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Note: The Australian Museum will be closed to the public until mid-2020 to undergo a major facelift.

The Australian Museum (established 1827) houses 18 million scientific specimens and cultural objects, including Indigenous and Pacific collections, a precious stones collection and the permanent 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition.

Displays cover the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and the Americas, with items ranging from Aboriginal kids' toys to a tattooed chalk head from the Solomon Islands.

Any serious museum-tripper should see a few of the local stuffed animals, and the displays should answer all your questions about Australian mammals.

If you're interested in Aboriginal culture and beliefs, visit the Indigenous Australia section, and get informed about important issues including the Stolen Generations and deaths in custody.



Address: 1 William St
Price: Up to $15
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day
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