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Visit the Museum Store
Our store is located right in the heart of the Australian Museum, on the ground floor of the Atrium. Come and shop our exciting range of products, or call the store for more information, mail order and shipping information.
The AM Store is open:
9.30am–5pm, every day of the year except Christmas Day
1 William Street Sydney
T: 02 9320 6150
Online sales available soon. Please call for mail order information.
At the AM store we have everything from a simple wooden yo-yo to educational toys and books, the ever popular dinosaur eggs, every science kit known-to-man (well almost), craft kits, the best range of animals and the perfect carry case and much more!
Textile designer and artist Eloise Short from Millions of Monkeys has created an inspiring range of kids puzzles and prints and cards to engage and intrigue your little ones.
The AM store stocks the extra large floor puzzles featuring Australian fauna – Night of the Numbats and Flight of the Quolls.
The AM Store’s Australiana collection includes children’s puzzles, finger puppets, cuddly soft toys, educational books, body products, candles, Christmas decorations and Indigenous Australian products to name a few.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
The AM store is the ‘go to’ destination for authentic art works created by local artists, Cross Cultural Project cushion covers and bangles, magnificent dyed emu feather neck pieces and broach pins to name a few.
Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russell – La Perouse Indigenous shell artists
Models of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, elaborately decorated with shells and created in the traditional Indigenous craft practices of the Botany Bay shoreline communities, are amongst the signature artworks produced by contemporary La Perouse shellworkers Esme Timbery and her daughter Marilyn Russell. Two of these works were recently acquired by the Australian Museum for display in the new gallery Garrigarrang: Sea Country. The making of the shell models is part of a long family and cultural tradition.
Euraba Artists and Papermakers
Euraba Artists and Papermakers was founded by the Goomeroi people of Toomelah and Boggabilla in 1998 with the goal to build Indigenous skills and artistic creativity for a sustainable future within their own community.
Euraba are a group of Indigenous artists young and old, male and female. Making 100% cotton rag art paper using traditional European papermaking methods to create individual and collaborative artworks utilizing techniques such as pulp painting and casting, as well as more conventional surface techniques such as painting and screen printing.
Euraba painting and designs are inspired by life at the MacIntyre River of inland Northern NSW.
Themes include working the cotton fields, bush tracks, the river, local flora and fauna; fish eggs, turtles and kangaroo grass to name a few. The Goomeroi people love the bush, and fishing is a favourite past time both for food and as a way of maintaining cultural connections, so features frequently as a re-occurring story in many of the artists work.
Euraba artists are achieving their goal for recognition through exhibitions including collaborations with other artists from outside the community and have been honoured with prominent art awards.
The Australian Museum store has a collection of the Euraba artists collaboration with Corban and Blair.
The Yalanji Arts, a group of Aboriginal artists are from Mossman Gorge in Queensland. Kuku Yalanji country encompasses rainforest and ocean environments in richly diverse country stretching between Cooktown, Chiilagoe and Port Douglas. A deep connection with nature informs and celebrates all aspects of Yalanji culture.
Yalanji Arts provides support and advocacy for local artist, assisting their development through ongoing training the marketing of their work to regional and national galleries. Acknowledging that their work is informed by traditional Yalanji culture and the environment, the artists endeavour to develop a contemporary and expressive approach to visually articulating their ideas.
The Australian Museum store stocks these small handcrafted ceramic bowls that make functional yet uniquely decorative Australian gifts. Delicately handcrafted by Yalanji Arts, each bowl is unique and is sure to be remembered for their thoughtfulness and individuality.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is the not-for-profit social enterprise of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), an Aboriginal governed and directed corporation.
NPYWC members created Tjanpi (meaning ‘grass’) to enable women on the NPY Lands to earn a regular income from selling their fibre art. Tjanpi weaving is now firmly embedded in contemporary Central and Western Desert culture, as a movement that celebrates life, creativity and country.
Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands.
Tjanpi artists live and work in the 26 remote communities of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) lands, an area comparable to the size of Germany. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. Tjanpi employs two field officers to regularly travel to these communities and purchase artworks from the artists, supply art materials, hold skills development workshops and facilitate grass collecting trips. These trips also allow a number of other cultural maintenance activities to take place.
The Australian Museum store is the exclusive Sydney stockist for these unique sculptures and baskets.
Lucy Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay woman (northwest New South Wales) currently living in Sydney.
She is the founder of design studio Gaawaa Miyay (river daughter) Designs. Through her contemporary work in design Lucy uses visual narratives to connect, share and celebrate aspects of language story, country and contemporary Aboriginal culture. The work Lucy creates brings to life Yuwaalaraay country and perspective, and is infused with the philosophies of Aboriginal design, personal experience and old story.
Lucy has collaborated with Sydney design company Corban and Blair to offer framed signed print, ‘Gwibiirr ‘ currently available at the AM store.
The Hermannsburg Potters come from the Western Arrernte community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg) based at the remote foothills of the stunning Western MacDonnell ranges, 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs, Central Australia.
This timeless and methodical pottery technique speaks to the tactile manipulation of earth and clay within Arrernte custom and tradition. The method is also informed by the external influences which shaped the visual culture of the Hermannsburg region.
With the leadership of accomplished potter and teacher, Naomi Sharp, and the strong history of Hermannsburg visual culture and story-telling, the Hermannsburg Potters have developed a highly original and distinctive ceramic art practice, which, through savvy marketing and innovation, has become internationally renowned.
The Australian Museum store is the exclusive stockist for the Hermannsburg Potters in Sydney.
Australian artists and designers – for the home
The AM store works with some great Australian artists and designers to develop products that relate directly to the museum’s extraordinary exhibits. The curated selection of products highlights the iconic to the scientific, the clever to the most beautiful – across a range of gifts, jewellery and homewares that are both practical and personal.
Corban and Blair
Gillian Corban and Amanda Blair, who with their talented team have been designing products in Australia for over 25 years. Their products are thoughtfully designed and tell stories that add meaning and significance well beyond their primary purpose as gifts. Corban and Blair’s current passion is to showcase the uniqueness of Australian culture, places, flora and fauna in the products they design, whilst adding a ‘story’ to every item. These quirky Up-cycled Collection of plates with iconic indigenous animal motifs are available in the AM store.
Sophie Tatlow and Bruce Slorach are the design duo behind UTOPIA GOODS. Their vision of beautiful fabrics, high quality goods and conceptual antipodean research form the basis of all their unique hardware. Together, they have created a highly personal style with a combination of Australian bush references, historical influences with a contemporary new feel.
Utopia textiles are printed by hand, designed in Sydney, and made on 100% cotton of the highest quality. Each fabric print uses multiple screens to produce multi-coloured images and illustrations printed across various fabric weights including cotton drill, linen, cotton-silk and oxford canvas. They hold the highest esteem for work that is crafted by hand and built on a strong personal ethos. Whether they are mixing the old and new, the whimsical and wild, they are committed to designing and manufacturing unique utopian hardware.
At Utopia Goods, Sophie and Bruce call their design philosophy *Creative Bingeism*, a response to the Australian cultural cringe and an authentic amalgamation of all the things that they love.
AM Store is now stocking a selection of napkins, oven mitts and pot-holders – we are planning to expand the range as we grow our following. Here are just a few of the beautiful designs in store.
Museum: Art meets science is a collection of drawings by Sydney artist Jane Gerrish, inspired by visits to the skeleton and X-ray collections of the Australian Museum.
Jane is an accomplished artist with recent solo shows and a Waverly Art Prize finalist for 2016. The AM store is lucky enough to be the exclusive stockist of her original charcoal drawings.
Pangea Maps is the creation of Australian industrial designer Tom Percy – these beautiful contour maps are carefully curated, designed and crafted in Brisbane, Queensland.
The maps represent the water depth contours along the coastline of Australia and were inspired by the works of American oceanographer Marie Tharp. In 1977, Tharp was the first to create scientific maps of the entire ocean floor.
The name ‘pangea’ comes from the first super continent that existed nearly 300 million years ago before it broke up into the seven continents we know today.
The Pangea Maps strive to capture the experience between ocean and the viewer and are a symbolic endeavour, combining old cartography techniques with modern design and technology.
The AM store stocks the Pangea Sydney Harbour map.
Zani McEnnally Porcelain Bowls
Zani McEnnally creates unique and beautiful ceramic art from her studio in northern NSW. Her designs are original and quirky. Her work is hand made and a direct reflection of the world outside our doors.
Zani has created a small range of ceramic bowls for the AM store, that are both desirable and utilitarian, as well as piece of art.
Exclusive to the AM Store.
Fiona Roderick is an artist and printmaker - she has been printing for several years and recently has developed a range of collaged images using her lino cuts and hand painted textures.
Fiona’s work reflects her love of the natural world. Her inspiration is driven by the organic forms and textures evident in nature and also from the urban environment around her home in Sydney's inner west and Sydney Harbour.
The AM store stocks the beautiful and vibrant cards and tea towels in Fiona’s collection.
Australian artists and designers – fashion and jewellery
Ghost & Lola
Ghost and Lola, lovers of life, purveyors of style and twisters of the existent into the extraordinaire develop their unique jewellery by drawing upon a collection of beautiful vintage components that have been gathered from all over the globe, melding, repurposing and reworking them to preserve their history within a unique artisanal and contemporary framework.
Wendy Powitt, Australian designer and jeweller, has created a stylish and quirky collection of jewellery to coordinate with our Spiders - alive & deadly exhibition and is a featured designer in the AM store.
Victoria Spring is a well-known Australian jeweller based in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Each piece is handcrafted, blending a collection of rare vintage glass stones, original filigree detail, found objects and quality Swarovski crystals. She creates each piece individually so that the wearers can enjoy its character all to themselves.
Victoria has been inspired by the Scott Sisters and the birds and insects collections at the museum and created a stunning range of bohemian, vintage jewellery exclusively for the AM store – including this beautiful Mother of Pearl Medallion necklace.
Building on the tradition of contemporary Australiana, Julie White’s images of native flora and fauna capture the mystery and excitement of the bush, the desert and the sea, with an exuberance that is entirely her own. Her latest collection ‘STRAYA NIGHTS’ celebrates the Australian wilderness after dark, taking inspiration from nocturnal life and the Great Barrier Reef.
Julie is based in South Australia and her hand drawn prints are instantly recognisable – her bold, original and fun collection of silk scarves and specialty socks are collectable and timeless and available in the AM store.
Manawa is an emerging handcrafted jewellery brand created by Sydney sisters - Jorden and Kennedy Lahood-Timu.
Jorden and Kennedy have created a beautiful wearable range of jewellery using rough and raw crystals combined with hemp and organic cotton. They began producing their own jewellery combining a passion for fashion and crafts.
Their passion for the qualities crystals evoke has led them to selectively hand source pieces from all over the world for their shape, colour and texture. Each crystal is then encased in a net or woven sheath for everyday wear-ability.
The raw nature of the crystals sits perfectly with the Chapman Gallery collection in the Australian Museum.
Formed from a salty nomadic lifestyle, Celeste Twikler designs & gathers exotic treasures from distant regions, giving you access to a lifestyle of bohemian opulence.
Celeste Twikler is one of a kind. She is a jewellery, clothing and homewares designer as well as Illustrator and painter with a talent for capturing the beauty of the fleeting moment and on her remaining five hands she is an importer with a passion for interior design and styling.
This may lead one to think she resembles some sort of multi-limbed Hindu deity, but thankfully this is not the case. In reality, she is a woman born with two hands and an unbridled passion for creativity. It is the ‘unlikely’ that inspires Twikler and this is reflected in her work that is as easy to appreciate, as it is difficult to categorise.
When she catches her breath, Celeste Twikler can be found surfing or skateboarding around Byron Bay, where she currently resides. Celeste Twikler is a brand that showcases her designs and a collection of products found in her travels that inspire her and a lifestyle.
The surfer and jewellery maker has strong following with each collection eagerly awaited. Celeste sources her piece from around the world but designs and creates each piece from her sea side home. These stunning rings are cut from a single piece of crystal, polished on the sides and left rough and rugged on the top.
Exclusive to the AM Store.
Ian Buchanan is a craftsman of fine jewellery based in the Northern Rivers of NSW. His influences are drawn from a wide variety of experiences ranging from the natural Australian environment, rural living, outback employment and trades such as blacksmithing.
Ian’s innate creative ability combined with his influences are strongly reflected in the works he produces. The main focus of his work now shows an awareness and need for the preservation of the Australian environment.
The AM store stock a range of Ian’s Australiana Bush animal jewellery.
International artists collection
Passionate about the ocean, its ecosystems and marine wildlife, Ocean Sole recycles flip flops (or thongs) that are found littered on beaches and in waterways of Kenya.
Every handcrafted product protects the oceans and teaches the world about the threats of marine debris.
As a bizarre and very real phenomenon, thousands of flip flops wash up onto the East African coast creating an environmental disaster. The rubber soles do not just spoil the natural beauty of the beaches and oceans, water animals swallow and suffocate on them, they obstruct turtle hatchlings from reaching the sea and are a man-made menace to fragile ecosystems.
A team of artisans transforms the discarded flips flops into elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles and more. These colourful masterpieces come with an important message about marine conservation whilst bringing smiles to people all over the world.
The AM store offers you the opportunity to be part of this pollution solution!
Proudly supported by Australian company SANAA AFRIKA
The Scott Sisters
The beautiful illustrations of Helena and Harriet Scott have inspired a collection of wearable, decorative and informative products available for purchase at the Australian Museum Store.
The Australian Museum store has worked in collaboration with local designers, craftspeople and printers to develop and produce this collection.
Stunning silk scarves, notebooks, jewellery, tea towels and postcard are some of the beautiful products available.
Exclusive Scott Sisters prints are also available through The Store by Fairfax.
Fossils and minerals
The AM Store has arguably the best range for minerals and fossils – including collection-quality dinosaur claws and mineral specimens, children’s experiment kits, striking jewellery pieces, clone bones and beautiful gems and crystals.
200 Treasures range
From an Egyptian mummy to Ned Kelly, uncover the hidden stories of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition.
We have a range of merchandise including drink coasters, greeting cards, luggage tags and fridge magnets inspired by the exhibition objects. A beautifully presented catalogue of the exhibition is also available.