Whales | Tohorā

Discover the giants of the ocean

Last chance to see -
exhibition closes 28 April 2019

Museum Opening Hours
9.30am - 5.00pm
Monday - Sunday
Closed Christmas Day
Where to find us
1 William Street
Sydney NSW 2010

Capturing Nature

A unique exhibition showcasing early photography at the Australian Museum between 1857–1893.

Special exhibition

200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

The Westpac Long Gallery showcases 100 treasures from our collections alongside the stories of 100 of Australia’s most-influential people.

Permanent exhibition
Open daily

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Bayala Nura: Yarning Country

Explore and celebrate Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through a rich diversity of objects and stories of living culture. See more than 250 fascinating objects from Indigenous communities around Australia.

Permanent exhibition
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Plan your Visit

From dinosaurs, precious gemstones to cultural treasures from Australia and the Pacific, the Australian Museum has something for everyone. Open daily 9.30am-5pm, except Christmas day.

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Birds of Australia

Meet some of Australia’s most famous and fascinating feathered residents and learn about the ingenious ways they have adapted to life on the continent they call home.

Permanent exhibition
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How well do you know your dinosaurs? Discover the amazing creatures that ruled the world until 65 million years ago in this exhibition that brings the Mesozoic era to life.

Permanent exhibition
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