Centrally located opposite Hyde Park in Sydney, the Australian Museum was established in 1827 and has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, research, community programs and exhibitions.

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Visit us to explore the Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of natural, cultural and historical objects and specimens at Australia’s first museum.

The Australian Museum is observing physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest covid safe visit information here.

Waranara Tours

Tour schedule
Scheduled tours from 28 May Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays: 11.30am and 1pm

Expand your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on this unique tour of objects from the Australian Museum's exhibitions, led by a First Nations guide.

Private tours available on request. For any tourism packages, rates or enquires please contact group bookings.

Waranara means ‘to seek’ in the First Nations languages of the Sydney region – seek knowledge, seek truth, seek understanding. And that’s exactly what our First Nations guides invite you to do on this special one-hour tour of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural objects from the Australian Museum’s collections.

Led by guides from the First Nations team, you will also hear their personal stories about the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Sharks exhibition at the Australian Museum

Submerge yourself in the world of Sharks! The exciting new family exhibition, Sharks, opens on Saturday 24 September at the Australian Museum.

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