The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Museums in Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera house 3
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales (NSW) and the largest city in Australia. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world’s largest natural harbour, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west.

Sydney has some great museums which provide a unique sample of Western, Asian and Pacific masterpieces as well as a significant focus on the Australian Aboriginal culture. Below is a list of some of the key Sydney museums:

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
  • Australian Museum
  • Museum of Sydney
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Essential Facts about Sydney:

  • Population:                ~ 5 million
  • Established:               1788
  • Location
    – 877 km (545 mi) NE of Melbourne
    – 923 km (574 mi) S of Brisbane
    – 287 km (178 mi) NE of Canberra
    – 3,936 km (2,446 mi) E of Perth
    – 1,404 km (872 mi) E of Adelaide

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Photo Credit: By Pavel from Sydney, AU [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons