Visit the Museum of Sydney

Getting to
The Museum of Sydney​

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ADDRESS

Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

Museum

+61 2 9251 5988

Restaurant

The Governors Table Bar & Dining.
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

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 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.

Cycling

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

 

HOURS & ADMISSION

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Hours

Museum

Open daily

10AM - 5PM

Admission charges apply

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Restaurant

The Governors Table Bar & Dining is open Monday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday to Friday, 10am till late. For bookings, contact (02) 9241 1788

NB The Governors Table coffee cart is open daily from 10am from 30 December 2015.

Admission

General admission

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

Become a member

Tours

Explore the museum on your own or ask our friendly staff for information about our tours, which are free after general admission.

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  8313 5640 or email: citybookings@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

School bookings

The Museum of Sydney runs education programs for primary and secondary students. See below for details.

Things to do

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Marvel at the amazing scale models of the ships of the First Fleet.
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Find out about the people and events that have shaped the character and soul of this city.
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See the foundations of the first Government House, once the social and administrative centre of the colony.
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Watch rare historic films from the National Film and Sound Archive.
 

Children and families

 
 
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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.

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Things to remember

 
 
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  • 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.
 

Access

Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at the reception desk for any assistance you may need.

 
 
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Mobility

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

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 8313 5640.

Hearing and vision

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

 

School groups

 
 
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The Museum of Sydney is a key location for exploring the early years of settlement and the history of contact between the Aboriginal people and the colonists. We have a range of curriculum-linked programs for primary and secondary students. Tours for tertiary and adult education groups can be booked by appointment.

 

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.

 
 

THe governors table 

 
 
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The Governors Table 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.

Kids Eat Free* with each adult main meal ordered during Sydney Icons with LEGO Bricks. Visit The Governors Table website for further details.

Open Monday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday to Friday, 10am till late. For bookings, contact (02) 9241 1788 or email reservations

 
 

Venue Hire

 
 
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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 & INQUIRIES

Contact the Venues Team today.