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Macleay Museum, Sydney

Macleay Museum - Sydney, Australia
Macleay Museum
Gosper Lane, Sydney, NSW 2006Map
Off Science Road, Macleay Building, University of Sydney, Glebe
+61 2 9036 5253
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Overview

Although a little off the beaten track, this museum offers a genuine, nineteenth century museum experience with its elegant cedar display cases and charming atmosphere. The core collection comprises natural history and ethnography and was presented to the University of Sydney in 1887 by zoologist and politician, Sir William Macleay. This has considerable research interest as well as historical significance. Highlights include over 9000 stuffed birds, a flea collected by Charles Darwin, dinosaurs and a Fijian cannibal fork. Subsequently, the collection was expanded to embrace historic scientific instruments and historic photographs. Research access by appointment.

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Macleay Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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