As the oldest museum in the country (est. 1827), the Australian Museum has garnered worldwide acclaim in the fields of natural history and anthropology. Staged across three floors, the permanent display spans Indigenous Australian culture, Australian fossils and local animals. There’s an abundance of fun, educational events for kids and the popular Dinosaurs exhibition features ten complete dinosaur skeletons, including a 228-million-year-old Eoraptor. Keep your eyes peeled for displays of dangerous Australian animals like funnel-web spiders and tiger snakes. The shop is also a great place for souvenirs, especially for kids.

The Australian Museum is on the corner of College and William Streets, just on the edge of the CBD. The nearest train stations are St. James, Museum and Town Hall, which are all less than 10 minutes’ walk from the museum. The Art Gallery of NSW, Hyde Park and the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo are also a short stroll away.

6 College Street, Sydney; +61 2 9320 6000

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