brief history ...
The Australian Museum is Australia
's oldest museum: a museum of natural history and anthropology, its collections cover invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, mineralogy and palaeontology, and anthropology.
The birth of the Australian Museum is 1827 when Earl Bathurst, Secretary of State for the Colonies, is authorizing the sum of £200 per annum for a public museum and the appointment of a zoologist.
Originally known as the Colonial Museum, the museum was renamed in 1836 as the Australian Museum.
Compared with other Australian museums, the Australian Museum is not expensive for what is offering.
tourist information ...
How to get there
Public transport to Museum Station and a short pleasant walk across Hyde Park
6 College Street (opposite Hyde Park
Sydney NSW 2010 Australia
General enquiries: (+612) 9320 6000
Web site: The Australian Museum Online
Hours of Operation
The Australian Museum is open 9.30am to 5.00pm every day, except for Christmas