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Museum of Sydney

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The Museum of Sydney teaches the history of Australia's largest city, from when it was first colonised in 1788 to becoming the progressive and contemporary harbour-side location it is today.

The Museum of Sydney

Located near Circular Quay in Sydney's CBD, the museum's innovative and unique architecture makes it distinctive. Designed by the well-known architect, Richard Johnson, its style is modern and bold. Directly outside the museum stands the artistic structure called Edge of the Trees, which represents the first contact point between the British and the local indigenous people. In 1788, the museum's site was used for Australia's first Government House, where the first Governor, Sir Arthur Phillip, lived and worked. A popular place for school groups, the museum is well established with interactive displays, artefacts and visual presentations.

Visitors can learn about the development of different suburbs, key Sydney architecture, changes in government over the years, and the culture and lifestyle of Sydney's population. It is easily accessed due to its central location, and is a great inclusion on a day trip to this area's many historic buildings and nearby parklands. Address:corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney, NSW, 2000.


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