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||Contact:|
6 College St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day.|
|Price:||Up to $15|
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Spiders Alive and Deadly
Spiders – Alive and Deadly is an exhibition dedicated to our beloved arthropod friends. You'll learn all there is to know about spiders, including their venom and silk, where they live, how they hunt, how they have adapted to changing environments and...Science Until Monday July 17 2017
Gamarada – Aboriginal Cultural Experience
The Australian Museum started this weekly activation within their First Australians galleries as a chance for audiences to interact with and learn from Indigenous cultural practitioners. Activities and hosts differ week to week, and casual drop-ins are...Tuesday May 2 2017 - Tuesday December 12 2017