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10AM - 5PM
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  • Free wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult $10
Child (5 - 15) / Concession $5
Children under 5 free
Family (two adults + two children) $20
Members free

Address

Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

Museum: 02 9251 5988
The Governors Table: 02 9241 1788

Museum of Sydney

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For 57 years first Government House was the centre of the social, ceremonial and political life of the colony of NSW. Today the Museum of Sydney protects the fragile remains of this deeply significant and symbolic site, and tells ongoing stories of Sydney and its people.

Old watercolour showing the harbour, foreshore area and gardens in front of first Government House. Yachts and aborigines in canoes are depicted on the water. First Government House, Sydney by John Eyre.

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.

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News

A panoramic view of the Museum of Sydney Facade.

Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney is getting a face lift!Wednesday 25 May 2016

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

This is a pencil drawing of a ship moored near a headland

New online

The splendid clipper 'Sobraon'Monday 8 February 2016

The rusting hulk of the HMAS Tingira features in several 1930s drawings of Berrys Bay by celebrated artist Lloyd Rees. Presented by Rees as a solitary, romantic figure in the serene harbour landscape, the former luxury clipper has particular resonance not only with Rees, but with one of our properties and a prominent colonial family.

Ryan McNaught and 'Jack' pose for a photo in front of a lego ship. Ryan is grinning and pointing at Jack.

 

Australia Day at MOS a big successFriday 29 January 2016

On Australia Day an army of willing helpers teamed up with ‪LEGO® certified professional, Ryan McNaught, to build a model cruise ship.

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Museum of Sydney on Instagram

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30 min 46 sec
Everyone say hi #electricjellyfish #vividsydney #museumofsydney

Everyone say hi #electricjellyfish #vividsydney #museumofsydney

4 hours 2 min
Les Danseuse at #museumofsydney #vividsydney

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4 hours 25 min
The blue chamber #Sydney #vividsydney #museumofsydney

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16 hours 30 min
All set up & ready for #SAMAG conversation on managing success  #vividideas @sydlivmus #museumofsydney

All set up & ready for #SAMAG conversation on managing success #vividideas @sydlivmus #museumofsydney

23 hours 29 min
Looking up 🏙

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Looking up 🏙 #ilovesydney #lookingup #architecture #cityscape #museumofsydney #AMPBuilding #GovenorPhillipTower

1 day 2 hours
Went to the city today and checked out the @headonphotofestival at the #museumofsydney massive congrats to @kristiantaylorwood with his amazing photo of the amazing @laurenwinzer you should be super proud!! #photography #love #portrait #blogger #city

Went to the city today and checked out the @headonphotofestival at the #museumofsydney massive congrats to @kristiantaylorwood with his amazing photo of the amazing @laurenwinzer you should be super proud!! #photography #love #portrait #blogger #city

2 days 23 hours
#Repost @artemideaustralia ・・・
@vividsydney starts tonight! Come and discover Les Danseuses by Atelier Oi at the Museum of Sydney, Viewing Cube. 27 May - 18 June. 
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#Repost @artemideaustralia ・・・ @vividsydney starts tonight! Come and discover Les Danseuses by Atelier Oi at the Museum of Sydney, Viewing Cube. 27 May - 18 June. #danesemilano #lesdanseuses #artemide #vividsydney #museumofsydney #viewingcube #tripointrigging

3 days 21 hours
@vividsydney starts tonight! Come and discover Les Danseuses by Atelier Oi at the Museum of Sydney, Viewing Cube. 27 May - 18 June. 
#danesemilano #lesdanseuses #artemide #vividsydney #museumofsydney #viewingcube

@vividsydney starts tonight! Come and discover Les Danseuses by Atelier Oi at the Museum of Sydney, Viewing Cube. 27 May - 18 June. #danesemilano #lesdanseuses #artemide #vividsydney #museumofsydney #viewingcube

4 days 6 hours
Coming soon, to a Museum of Sydney Forecourt near you ... #electricjellyfish #VIVIDsydney #VIVID #design #dolby #sydney #mos #museumofsydney

Coming soon, to a Museum of Sydney Forecourt near you ... #electricjellyfish #VIVIDsydney #VIVID #design #dolby #sydney #mos #museumofsydney

6 days 55 min