Galleries & Museums

  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Museum Contemporary Art
  • Australian Museum
  • Australian National Maritime Museum


Sydney showcases some of Australia's finest Museums and Galleries. While many attract an admission fee for special exhibitions, there are several offering free admission. Below is a selection of galleries you may wish to visit or contact for further information.

Art Gallery of NSW

Collections of fine Australian art.
Includes the world’s largest permanent exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Art.
Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Phone: 02 9225 1744 or 02 9221 1790

Australian Museum

Featuring Australia’s natural history.
Open daily 9.30am-5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day)
6 College Street (opposite Hyde Park)
Phone: 02 9320 6000

Justice and Police Museum

Showcasing Sydney’s most spectacular crimes.
Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Cnr Phillip & Albert Streets, Circular Quay
Phone: 02 9252 1144

Museum of Contemporary Art

Waterfront museum featuring contemporary art.
Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Circular Quay West
140 George Street, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9252 4033 or 02 9241 5892

Museum of Sydney

Discover Sydney’s colonial history, including Aboriginal history.
Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets
Phone: 02 9251 4611

Australian National Maritime Museum

Major Sydney attraction at Darling Harbour.
Open daily 9:30am -5:00pm
Darling Harbour (next to Pyrmont Bridge)
Phone: 02 9298 3777 or 1900 962 002

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Learn about the lives of Sydney’s early convicts, Australian history and culture.
Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm
Queens Square, Macquarie Street
Phone: 02 9223 8922

Powerhouse Museum

Fun for the whole family! Hands on exhibits. Have fun learning about science and technology.
Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm (except Christmas Day)
500 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone: 02 9217 0111 or 02 9217 0444

SH Ervin Gallery

Featuring Australia’s cultural heritage.
Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9258 0123 (Weekdays) or 02 9258 0173 (Weekends)

Sydney Jewish Museum

Discover Australian Jewish history including the Holocaust.
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
Phone: 02 9360 7999



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