Visit the Museum of Sydney

Getting here


Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000



+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


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.


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

Espresso Cart No. 37 Phillip

Located on the Museum of Sydney forecourt

Open daily from 10am-4pm

Closed Easter, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family*  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

Special admission prices apply during temporary exhibition periods.

*2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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Tours & groups

Self-guided visits

We encourage visitors to explore the museum and our exhibitions on their own, with our friendly guides on hand to provide information and assist when needed.

Printed language guides

Museum visit brochures are available free with general entry for visitors in a selection of languages. You can also download PDFs here:

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.




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.

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 20–500 people.

Bookings & enquiries

Venue Sales Coordinator
Sydney Living Museums Venues
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

T +61 2 8239 2333

Event Enquiries

Please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will get back to you.

Viewing Cube, Museum of Sydney. Photo © John Kung 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.


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.

Customer Service Charter

Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the most important historic houses and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW. Our vision is to create a living future for the past. Our mission is to cherish, protect and share our places and stories.

Please read our Customer Service Charter to learn more about our commitment to providing you with the best possible experience when you visit one of our museums and historic houses.

Photo © Haley Richardson & Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums