The Rocks Discovery Museum is a free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from pre-European days to the present.
Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks. The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.
Learn about the area’s traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.
“We arrived at 7:30am, we didn’t expect to get a room that early. However they let us shower, gave us vast amounts of coffee to keep us awake after our long journey, and were full of advice. To arrive in Australia and be treated so well set the whole mood for our holiday, “The Harbour Rocks” rocks in our opinion, a great way to start Australia.”