Nights at the Museum

Kick back to live tunes on Thursdays at Nights at the Museum.

Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

Sydney’s favourite after-hours culture fix is back from 6 January 2022. Every Thursday night we will be open until 9pm, giving you the chance to explore our incredible galleries and exhibitions after hours.



As part of Sydney Festival’s Festival Feasts, No. 1 William will also be open late. This hidden rooftop gem is the perfect spot to soak up the sunset whilst enjoying 180-degree views across Hyde Park, Sydney Harbour and Cathedral Square.

Plus, the Museum Shop will be open with a beautiful range of toys, homewares, gifts and books inspired by our natural history and cultural collections.

On Thursday 19 May we will be hosting Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong), a special evening of live music, spoken word, hands-on workshops, artwork projections, talks and panel discussions celebrating the continued resistance and ongoing resilience of First Nations Peoples.

More programming will be announced soon. Free entry, no pre-booking required.


Explore our incredible exhibitions and events after hours


Nights at the Museum is proudly funded by the NSW Government


The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

The current NSW Public Health Orders require that anyone visiting or working at the AM must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption (aged 16+) and wear a fitted facemask (aged 12+) to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The AM’s existing COVID Safe measures including QR code check in, social distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices remain in effect.

View our full COVID-19 safety information here.