The Nicholson Museum is the largest collection of ancient artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere. It's range of ancient artefacts, exhibitions and displays have been sourced from the Middle East, Europe, the Mediterranean and also Australia.
Part of the University of Sydney, this teaching museum lets you learn about how ancient civilisations lived and developed over time. The museum was founded in 1860 with over 1000 artefacts from Egypt and Europe which were donated by Sir Charles Nicholson, then the Chancellor of the University. Since then the collection has grown from donations, bequests and archaeological excavations, making it a vital resource to many fields of education and research. You can easily access
The Nicholson Museum via public transport
from the city or inner west areas. You can also park on the university grounds where there are paid and free parking spaces available. During term times you might find the museum rather busy with students and staff, but it is worth the trip at any time of the year. Address: next to the southern entrance of The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006.