Tourism - Sydney, NSW
The museum of Australia and the Pacific, showcasing an outstanding natural history and cultural collection. Inspiring exploration, understanding and care for our world.
Welcome to the Australian Museum, a leading cultural attraction located in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
As a body aligned with NSW Trade & Investment, our mission is to inspire exploration, understanding and care for our world by researching, exhibiting, educating and communicating the relationship between people, culture and the natural environment.
Within these sandstone walls and online, you'll discover the story of Indigenous Australians, native animals, insects galore, fish facts, skeletons, minerals, precious gemstones, dinosaurs . . . and much more!
The Museum is a dynamic source of reliable scientific information and a touchstone for informed debate about some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing our region: the loss of biodiversity, a changing climate and the search for cultural identity.
Underpinning our research is an irreplaceable collection of international standing - more than 18 million objects representing a timeline of the environmental and cultural histories of the Australian and Pacific regions.
Our collection holds many artefacts from Indigenous Australia and the Pacific, a record of human diversity and a living wellspring for regional cultural diversity.
It contains irreplaceable fossils, minerals, meteorites and gemstones that provide a geological perspective of the planet. It houses representative specimens of native Australian mammals, birds, reptiles and fish that tell many stories about our unique wildlife, as well as countless invertebrates from a diversity of land and marine environments.