Visit the Museum of Sydney

Getting here

Address

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

Museum

+61 2 9251 5988

 

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

Parking

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 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Car Park offers a discounted all-day parking rate of $40 to our visitors when pre-booking parking with Book A Bay. The discount is available Monday – Friday, exit before 5pm. To receive the discounted rate, visit Book A Bay, select your car park and enter the promo code SLM. The parking station is a 5 minute walk to Museum of Sydney.

The Domain parking station, which is about 15 minutes’ walk from the museum, also 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.

Cycling

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

Hours & admission

Open today, 10am–5pm

Hours

Museum

Open daily

10am–5pm

Admission charges apply

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Coffee cart

Open from 8am till 5pm weekdays and 10am till 5pm weekends, offering hot and cold beverages and light refreshments. Find out more.

Please note: The Museum of Sydney lift will be closed for upgrades on Thursday 9 August 2018 only. During this time accessing the museum's upper floors requires the use of stairs. Please see or call staff for more information. T: +612 9251 5988

Admission

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

Sydney Museums Pass

12 museums and historic houses, 1 pass, great savings. Find out more

Become a member

Enjoy free entry to our 12 museums and historic houses plus other great benefits.

Join today


 

Tours & groups

Self-guided visits and daily tours

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

We offer a range of tour options for groups of 10 or more and recommend booking in advance. Please visit our Groups page to find out about our various tours and how to book. 

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.


 

Accessibility

Mobility

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

Please note: The Museum of Sydney lift will be closed for upgrades on Thursday 9 August 2018 only. During this time accessing the museum's upper floors requires the use of stairs. Please see or call staff for more information. T: +612 9251 5988

Hearing and vision

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

Tours

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.

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 & families

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.

Shop

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.