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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Janet Laurence: Deep Breathing (Resuscitation for the Reef)
From July 28, visitors to the Australian Museum will be struck by a curious installation that appears part underwater laboratory, part hospital ward. The sick patient in this case is the Great Barrier Reef; the ‘doctor’ is Sydney-based artist Janet Laurence...Until Tuesday February 28 2017
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