Museum of Sydney

Explore the character, cultures and soul of the city

Built over and around the remains of Sydney’s First Government House, the Museum of Sydney is transforming into a new First Nations cultural space. Join us on Gadigal Country for a changing program of exhibitions, events and conversations that explore the character, cultures and soul of this city, and celebrate the diversity, strength and resilience of its First Nations custodians.

The forecourt in front of the Museum of Sydney
First Nations

The future of the colony's dreaming

The Museum of Sydney site is set to be transformed into a new First Nations cultural space

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9251 5988

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9251 5988
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Stories from the Museum of Sydney

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[First Government House, Sydney] / watercolour drawing by John Eyre

First encounters

The Museum of Sydney is built on and around a site that links us to the very beginnings of modern Australia

Handpainted image from book of woman in canoe. Margins of page visible on left and right.
First Nations

A fisher woman of Warrane

Daringa’s short but fascinating life reflects the connection of coastal Aboriginal peoples to the water, and the key role played by women in the fishing economy

Paiting showing boats and Aboriginal people in canoes
First Nations

The convict impact on Aboriginal people

Impacts of the convict system on Aboriginal Country and communities