Museum of Sydney

A modern museum built over and around the remains of Australia’s first Government House, the Museum of Sydney celebrates the people and events that have shaped the character and soul of this city. In 1788 Governor Phillip chose this site for his official residence. It quickly became the centre of the colony’s administrative and social life, and an important focus of first contact between the Gadigal people and the colonisers. The next eight governors also lived here, and as banquets and balls, the business of government and family home merged, the public and private lives of the colony’s leading citizens played out. Today, through a diverse and changing program of exhibitions and events, the Museum of Sydney explores the stories of this city from its origins to today, while the remains of the original building can be glimpsed through glass openings in the museum forecourt and foyer.

Museum of Sydney Cafe

Modern Australian cuisine set in the historical backdrop of the Museum of Sydney in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Contact & Visit

Museum of Sydney
Corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets
Sydney
Contacts

(02) 9251 5988

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Entry Fees

Adult: $15
Concession / Child 5 – 15 years: $12 (under 5 years free)
Family: $38
Members: Free

*Sydney Museums Pass – 12 museums & historic houses, one great price (valid for one month)*
Adult: $35
Concession / Child 5 – 15 years: $28
Family: $75

Opening Hours

Everyday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day