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on the site of first Government House

The Museum of Sydney is an imaginative museum offering the visitor a journey of discovery and wonder through Sydney 1788 and beyond. Fascinating exhibitions, films and state of the art technology spin stories of colonial life, Aboriginal culture, environment, trade, authority/law and everyday dramas and dreams.

The Museum of Sydney is built on the site of the earliest foundations of British colonisation in Australia. Here, in 1788, Governor Arthur Phillip built the first Government House – the home, offices and seat of authority for the first nine Governors of New South Wales.

In 1983, archaeologists unearthed the original footings of the house, which by a miracle of history, had lain preserved since it was demolished in 1846. These remains are a feature at the Museum of Sydney.

Guided tours are available on request. For groups, please contact the property to book a tour.

A bag and pram check in is available at the Museum's front desk.

Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets,
Sydney NSW 2000 
T 02 9251 5988
F 02 9251 5966
TTY 02 8239 2377

Opening Hours
Open daily 9.30am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Admission Prices
Adult $10
Child/Concession $5
Family $20
Members free

Wheelchair access

Large print


Access to all floors | Large print guides | Hearing aid loop in AGL theatre

Museum of Sydney Interior


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