• Admission
    Extended exhibition opening hours from 8am
  • Ancient Egyptian treasures
    Discover over 180 priceless ancient Egyptian treasures
  • VR experience
    Enhance your visit with an immersive virtual reality experience

Transport yourself back 3,300 years, across the sands of the Sahara Desert where you reach the heartbeat of Ancient Egypt ruled by the most celebrated pharaoh in the country's storied history. Experience one of the greatest collections of its kind in this Australian-first exhibition, Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.

Discover ancient relics from Ramses the Great

This all-new multisensory museum experience provides visitors with a window into the life and accomplishments of Ramses II, more commonly known as Ramses the Great, who ruled Egypt for 67 years – the second longest reign for any pharaoh, living an astonishing 92 years. Exclusive to Sydney, Ramses & Gold of the Pharaohs features 182 priceless artefacts including the sarcophagus of Ramses II - one of the most impressive royal coffins from ancient Egypt ever to be discovered – and other treasures and one-of-a-kind relics, some of which have never left Egypt before. On this immersive journey visitors will discover a stunningly preserved collection of artefacts, including sarcophagi, animal mummified remains, magnificent jewellery, spectacular royal masks, exquisite amulets, and ornate golden treasures of the tomb, showcasing the superb workmanship of Egyptian artisans.

The exhibition also features a virtual reality experience that takes you on a whirlwind tour of two of Ramses' most impressive monuments: the temples of Abu Simbel and the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, the favourite Royal Consort of Pharaoh Ramses II. In cinematic motion chairs, viewers will fly through temples, sandstorms, and even come face-to-face with Ramses' mummified human remains in this electrifying animated journey. Purchase the VR experience during your Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs ticket purchase checkout as an add-on.

Visitors with low vision can also listen to our free audio described guide about exhibition here on our website.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is both educational and exhilarating. Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs will give visitors an up-close look into the life, achievements, and stunning monuments of Ramses the Great.

Ticket Type Price
Family of 4 $149
Adult (16+ years) $54
Concession $39
Child (3-15 years) $34
Child (0-2 years) FREE
Golden Ticket (online only) $129
Adult Groups NA
School Groups NA
Audio Guide $11
Virtual Reality Experience $30

The previous Ramses offer ended 18 April 2024, Memberships purchased after this date do not qualify for FREE tickets.

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Accessibility & Inclusion

Proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs is presented in partnership with Neon, World Heritage Exhibitions and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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All prices are listed on Ticketmaster. All prices include GST but booking fees apply.

Purchase your tickets now at ticketmaster.com.au

AM Member: Access to free and discounted tickets

  • Each adult AM Member receives 1 x free ticket
  • Each child AM Member receives 1 x 25% off discounted ticket

Do not buy tickets from un-authorised re-sellers. You risk buying fraudulent or invalid tickets.

Tickets will be available to buy at the door, but we encourage you to buy tickets online to ensure that you secure your preferred session time. It is expected that popular sessions will sell out.

Children three years and over will be charged entry to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.

Ramses & the Gold of the Pharoahs Golden Ticket allows you entry to any Peak or Off-Peak session from the 15 December 2023.


  • Entry to the exhibition at any time during opening hours
  • Ticket includes Audio Guide
  • One-time, single entry only
  • Valid for sessions from 15 December 2023.

During particularly busy periods, a short wait may be required from arrival to exhibition entry due to fire and safety capacity regulations.

Please note: Golden Tickets are available for purchase online only and cannot be purchased onsite.

Concession cards must be shown upon admission to receive the reduced ticket prices:

  • Seniors Card-holders (all states)
  • International seniors aged over 60 years
  • International Student Card-holders
  • Australian Student Card-holders
  • Centrelink Healthcare Card-holders
  • Australian Government Pension Card-holders
  • Australian Veterans' Affairs Card-holders.

The age limit for children's tickets is 15 years and under.

The exhibition is for all ages. The Virtual Reality experience is recommended for ages 8 and over.

Prams are not allowed inside the Ramses exhibition space. There is limited, unsupervised pram parking available in designated areas within the museum and close to the exhibition entrance.

More information on the Australian Museum’s accessibility features can be found here.

Food and beverages are not permitted in our galleries or exhibition spaces to ensure the preservation of our important collections. This includes water bottles.

Yes, except no flash photography is allowed and commercial photography is not permitted.

Your ticket includes entry to Ramses & The Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition. General admission to the Australian Museum is free of charge.

Exhibition tickets do not include entry to the virtual reality experience, this must be purchased separately.

The exhibition will feature an immersive virtual reality experience that takes you on a whirlwind tour of two of Ramses' most impressive monuments: the temples of Abu Simbel and the Tomb of Queen Nefertari, the favourite Royal Consort of Pharaoh Ramses II. In cinematic motion chairs, viewers will fly through temples, sandstorms, and even come face-to-face with Ramses' mummified human remains in this electrifying animated journey.

The VR experience is recommended for ages 8 and over, but it is the parent's discretion as some children may find the experience scary.


Your ticket gives you access at any time of day, so you simply line up in the queue to participate.

The virtual reality experience can be done before or after your visit to the exhibition. Wait times for the virtual reality experience may be long, so please consider this when planning your visit to the Museum.

The day before your visit, you will be emailed a link to the audio tour. Please bring your smart device and headphones.

Alternatively, we have limited devices which can be borrowed.

In the case of sickness or unforeseen circumstances, tickets may be exchanged and rescheduled to a different date pending ticket availability. If a guest wishes to reschedule, it is recommended that guests contact Ticketmaster via the link https://help.ticketmaster.com.au/hc/en-au no less than two (2) weeks prior to their initial visit.

All tickets, including the exhibition audio guide and virtual reality experience, are non-refundable.

By upgrading to a Secure Ticket, in the case of sickness or unforeseen circumstances, tickets may be exchanged or rescheduled subject to availability as stated in Ticketmaster's Secure Ticket Terms and Conditions.

To reschedule your ticket, please contact Ticketmaster no less than two (2) weeks prior to your planned visit.

For education or group bookings, please visit the Groups Booking page.

We recommend at least 60 minutes to experience the exhibition.

This is to ensure a continual flow of visitors and to minimise queues. You can stay in the exhibition as long as you like, but we recommend setting aside 60 minutes to be able to see everything.

Unfortunately, because sessions are selling out so fast and have strict capacity limits sometimes there were only a handful of slots left in a session – so it may say "available" but if your ticket order was for more than is available, then it won’t let you proceed.

When you go into a session, if it says “limited availability” at the top, that means there are less than ten slots left, most likely less than five. Due to current requirements, Ticketmaster is unable to process more than six people through one transaction – so if you need tickets for more than six, you will need to purchase them in a second transaction.

Visitors to the Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition gain exclusive access to the exhibition shop. The shop has a huge range of carefully-curated, exquisite ancient Egyptian-themed items to serve as a special reminder of your visit.

Please note: The exhibition shop does not accept cash.

Unfortunately, ICOM Membership card holders do not receive free tickets to the Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs special exhibition.

The exhibition is wheelchair accessible, with lift access.

Yes, we do! Cardholders are admitted free with a fully paid ticket (concession or otherwise). Please call Ticketmaster’s Accessible Seating Line on 1300 446 925 to book your ticket and Companion Card admission.

The exhibition uses moving animation images, which may be disorienting for those who are light sensitive. The exhibition also contains several videos playing simultaneously and may be considered loud for those who are sensitive to noise.

The Museum offers autism and sensory-friendly mornings (Early Birds), which provide a reduced sensory, relaxed and supportive environment prior to the Museum opening to the public for the day. From 8am visitors will be able to buy tickets to see Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs, adjusted with 50% less capacity and volume turned down, where possible. The exhibition will be dimly lit.

Please note the exhibition sounds and full capacity will be restored by 10am with anticipated large and loud crowds from 9:30am.

Information on parking and public transport can be found here.

Our cloaking room is located on Lower Ground (LG) and is open during business hours. The AM reserves the right to close the cloakroom without notice.

Please do not bring bags larger than A3 size, carry-on luggage, wheeled shopping carts, long umbrellas, scooters, balance bikes, tripods, selfie sticks or bulky items to the AM as you may be denied entry. For more information on prohibited items, please refer to our Terms of Entry.

Please ensure items are collected from the cloakroom ten minutes before closing.