To know a person deeply, you can read what he writes, turn over the photos he takes, and walk the roads he walks.
To know a city deeply, what you have to do is to visit its museums, in which you can see many stories can’t be seen on the street.
In Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, Australia, there are more than 40 variety kind of museums, some of which have a history of more than 100 years! Today let’s take a glance at the top 3 coolest museums in Sydney.
1. Australian Museum
Australian Museum is the largest natural museum in Australia. As the first museum of Australia, the establishment of a museum had first been planned in 1821, and it finally was built in 1827, so far it has more than 190 years’ history.
Australian Museum offers a wide range of popular science education programs. Each year, approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in a variety of study programs, including popular science films, microscope specimens and field trips. There is also an education center for students to take classes here.
In Australian Museum you can find a variety of animal and plant specimens such as native birds, insects and mammals, educational display areas for gems, fossils and ores, as well as huge dinosaur skeletons!
It is definitely one of the most visited museums in Australia.
Admission: $15/pp for adults, free for children under 16
Open Time: Daily 9.30am – 7pm
Address: 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010
2. Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales is in the top 3 biggest galleries of Australia. It was build in 1874, this historic art gallery showcases Australia’s finest artworks from various periods, as well as artworks from Europe and Asia. Every year, the selection of the three most important art awards is held here, and the winning artworks are also exhibited here.
The permanent exhibition and most of the temporary exhibitions here are free.
Open Time: Daily 10am – 5pm (10am – 9pm on Wednesday), closed on Christmas and Easter Day
Address: Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000
3.Museum of Human Disease
Located in the campus of University of New South Wales, Museum of Human Disease is the only medical pathology collection museum open to the public in Australia.
Museum of Human Disease houses more than 2,500 specimens of human tissue for scientific research, its comprehensive collection demonstrates hundreds of diseases and their complications including HIV/AIDs, cancer, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, genetic diseases and the effects of drugs, each specimen is accompanied by a clinical history. Some precious specimens have a history of more than 100 years, they help people to understand knowledge about health, disease, human anatomy, biology and other aspects.
Visitors can watch and learn about various infectious diseases, as well as diseases related to heredity and lifestyle. If you are seeking excitement, it’s definitely the right place you should go, throat, intestines, tumors, and even crazy growing intestinal worms, absolutely stimulating everyone’s senses.
Admission: $10/pp for adults, $5/pp for children
Open Time: Monday – Friday, 3pm – 5pm
Address: UNSW Ground Floor Samuels Building (UNSW Map F25), Chancellery Walk near Gate 9 High St, Randwick NSW 2052
Telephone: (02) 9385 1522
- Some individuals, children and cultural groups may be sensitive to the display of real human tissue. Please consider the suitability of this material when planning your visit.
- No photography permitted inside the Museum.
- No food or drinks permitted inside the Museum.