The Museum of Sydney, administered by the Historic Houses Trust has both permanent and changing displays of the people, the heritage and history of the city.
The museum was built on the site where the first Government House, built for Arthur Phillip in 1788 stood till 1845, thousands of artefacts from Sydney and the site itself are on display in lit drawers that you can open and see up close.
At the museum you can meet and understand the first settlers that came here, whether by choice or otherwise, view models of the First Fleet ships up close. There are also authentic objects from the first Government House that used to occupy the site from 1788 to 1846 as well as their occupants.
Visit their website Historic Houses Trust.
Photo: MOS front entrance, Phillip St.
Map showing location of the museum and other nearby Sydney city attractions Map of Sydney CBD.
NSW Attractions and Museums
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