The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney

4.3
#11 of 54 in Museums in Sydney
Located in a fully restored 1850s sandstone building, the exterior of The Rocks Discovery Museum boasts an aesthetic as picturesque as its interior is interesting. Dedicated to preserving and detailing the history of The Rocks district of Sydney, the museum houses a large collection of artifacts found in the area. Interactive, well-run, and concise, The Rocks Discovery Museum belies its relatively small size to provide a fascinating account of Sydney’s past. See The Rocks Discovery Museum and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney trip builder tool .
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  • Telling the story of the indigenous people of the land that later became Sydney and how the impact of the Europeans changed their lives, through to how Sydney developed under the Europeans, this is a ...  more »
  • Easy to find next to Circular Quay at Kendall Lane. Full of facts and stories in a compact setting. Needs time to digest but well worth the effort if you wish to understand the historical background i...  more »
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  • This is a nice little free museum in a restored building in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. There are quite a few exhibits about the history of the area and the founding of Sydney. There are artifacts from archeological digs in the area, mostly early European implements. The stories continue through the early Twentieth century to modern day. But the focus is on late 1700s and 1800s. I especially liked the special exhibit on Australians serving in the British armies and in WWI.
  • Entry to this museum is free. It is a good way to learn about the history and society of The Rocks from the time of the first settlers. Many interesting exhibits inside.

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