Visit the Museum of Sydney

Getting here


Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000



+61 2 9251 5988


The Governors Kitchen
For bookings, contact (02) 9241 1788


By public transport

We are located one block back from Circular Quay, which is serviced by trains, buses and ferries.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500.

By road


We don’t have parking at the museum, and street parking is very limited. The nearest carpark is Governor Phillip & Macquarie Tower. Enter from Young Street / Farrer Place. Visitors are advised to check parking rates.

The Domain parking station, which is about 15 minutes’ walk from the museum, offers a special discount to Museum of Sydney visitors.

Buses and cars can stop on Bridge Street and Young Street to drop-off and pick-up. There are bus parking zones on Macquarie Street which require drivers to remain with their vehicles.


We have onsite bike racks for bike parking off Phillip Street on the mezzanine above the restaurant.

Hours & admission

Open today, 10am–5pm



Open daily


Admission charges apply

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


The Governors Kitchen is open daily for breakfast and lunch. For bookings, contact (02) 9241 1788

NB The Governors Kitchen coffee cart is open daily from 10am



Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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Tours & Groups


Explore the museum on your own or join our museum tours at 11am & 3pm, which are free with general admission and are offered 7 days a week.


Group bookings

Groups of 10 or more can book a guided tour on Mondays to Sundays. But please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. For bookings and information call +61 2 8239 2211 or email

School bookings

The Museum of Sydney runs education programs for primary and secondary students. Find about more about Education programs at the Museum of Sydney.



There is level entry into the museum from the street and forecourt, and lift access to all floors.

Hearing and vision

All videos in temporary exhibitions are captioned, however historic films are not captioned at this stage.


We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on + 61 22 8239 2211.

The Governors Kitchen

The Governors Kitchen is led by head chef Nghia Dinh and manager Zelka Pierce, as well as consultant sommelier Samantha Payne. The talented team pay homage to the past through their original menu – fusing modern Australian cuisine and colonial-era cookery techniques.

Opening hours

Open daily for breakfast and lunch

The Coffee Cart is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm; Saturday 8.30am - 5pm; Sunday 9am-5pm for coffee, tea and light refreshments.


Potato gnocchi. The Governors Kitchen, Museum of Sydney. Fresh Catering

Venue hire

Built on the site of Australia’s first Government House, a stone’s throw from Circular Quay in Sydney’s CBD, the Museum of Sydney is a beautifully designed, purpose-built museum and event space complete with the latest AV and other facilities to host business and special events for 20–250 people.

Bookings & enquiries

Contact the Venues Team today.

Viewing Cube, Museum of Sydney. Photo © Penelope Beveridge for Sydney Living Museums

Other information

Children & family

Don’t miss the extraordinary scale models of the First Fleet, or the dog skeleton under the floor. Discover all kinds of secrets about this city and the families who have lived here. For children under 12 years, ask at the information desk for the MoS Kids guide for the museum.

Things to remember

Umbrellas and bags over handbag size must be cloaked.

You are welcome to take photos except where signs indicate there are restrictions on photographing specific works and objects.


The Museum of Sydney Shop has closed but a selection of merchandise is available for purchase. You can also purchase a selection of books from our online shop.