Australian Museum

With a mission to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change, the Australian Museum (AM) is internationally recognised as a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. From transforming the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; to being a strong advocate for First Nations cultures; and to continuing to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs – the AM’s year-round program of lively events and exhibitions aim to shine a spotlight on issues important in society today.

Founded in 1827, the AM is not only a dynamic source of reliable scientific information on some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing our region, but also an important site of cultural exchange and learning.

Visitors to the Museum can wander through the collection of 22 million objects and specimens, expand their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on tours led by First Nations guides or hear from scientists and thought leaders as they come together for regularly programmed special events, talks and performances.

The in-house restaurant, No. 1 William, is a hidden rooftop gem with a delicious selection of meals and drinks to savour, all while soaking in the 180-degree views across Hyde Park, Sydney Harbour and Cathedral Square.

General entry to the Australian Museum is free.