Australian Museum

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Australian Museum
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The Australian Museum (established 1827) houses the nation's most important animal, mineral, fossil and anthropological collections, and prides itself on its innovative research into Australia's environment and indigenous cultures.

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.

As of January 2017, and throughout summer, the Australian Museum will open untl 9pm on Wednesdays as part of the Wednesday Night Culture Night initiative.


Venue name: Australian Museum
Address: 6 College St
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day.
Price: Up to $15

Pick a date

  • Science Until Monday July 17 2017
  • Tuesday June 27 2017 - Tuesday December 12 2017

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