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The Rocks Discovery Museum, Sydney

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Located in a fully restored 1850s sandstone building, the exterior of The Rocks Discovery Museum boasts an aesthetic as picturesque as its interior is interesting. Dedicated to preserving and detailing the history of The Rocks district of Sydney, the museum houses a large collection of artifacts found in the area. Interactive, well-run, and concise, The Rocks Discovery Museum belies its relatively small size to provide a fascinating account of Sydney’s past. See The Rocks Discovery Museum and all Sydney has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sydney trip builder tool.
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  • The museum is free and provides insight into the history of the area of the first European settlements. It starts with the original indigenous peoples and goes up to the early 1900's with comparisons....  more
    The museum is free and provides insight into the history of the area of the first European settlements. It starts with the original indigenous peoples and goes up to the early 1900's with comparisons....  more »
  • Amazing museum that tells the history of the Rocks which is the original settlement area of what is now Sydney. I really liked the interactive areas of the museum. For example, I could compare what....  more
    Amazing museum that tells the history of the Rocks which is the original settlement area of what is now Sydney. I really liked the interactive areas of the museum. For example, I could compare what....  more »
  • This is a free museum that has information about the history of sydney and the rocks area. It is OK, it is not that big. It is worth dropping by but is nothing spectacular 
    This is a free museum that has information about the history of sydney and the rocks area. It is OK, it is not that big. It is worth dropping by but is nothing spectacular  more »
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  • A free museum with artifacts & interactive exhibits spotlighting the history of The Rocks area. The Rocks Discovery Museum is a small exhibition housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present. It takes you 30 min to explore and definitely worth. Highly recommended!!!
  • Rock Discovery Museum housed in a restored 1850 warehouse. Small Museum with nice artefacts and images of how The Rocks had developed till now. If time is on your side, drop by and enjoy a cozy history lesson. Free admission.
  • Tiny museum tucked away in the busy rocks area. Staff was very friendly. Pretty quiet on a Sunday. Interesting place, with 2 levels. Probably takes about 30mins to complete the entire museum.
  • Tucked away in Kendall Lane, the Rocks Discovery Museum is a quick way to explore some of the history of the area. Quiet a few nice things for the kids to get involved in such as their 'make you own museum exhibit' corner. There were 3 levels open when we went. The first two levels you can access by lift or steep stairs. Admission is free. Staff friendly.
  • Highly recommend a visit to this little museum whilst you're visiting Sydney. Such a great insight into the history of the Rocks and Sydney . And it's free!

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