The Rocks NSW 2000

The Rocks NSW

Museums in and Near The Rocks

The Rocks, NSW is a historic part of Sydney, Australia. It was one of the first settlements in the country and was originally called “Sydney Cove.” The area has been inhabited for over 200 years, and throughout this time it has seen many famous visitors including Captain James Cook, Charles Darwin, and Queen Elizabeth II. In recent years there have been major redevelopments in an attempt to revitalize the community. These projects include a museum that celebrates Aboriginal culture as well as renovations at some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings such as The Mint Hotel.

In this post, we will explore museums located in or near The Rocks. Keep reading!

The Rocks Discovery Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of The Rocks. It features exhibitions on topics such as transportation, architecture, and maritime history. There are also interactive displays where visitors can learn about traditional crafts like glassblowing and pottery making.

Museum of Sydney

This museum tells the story of Sydney from its earliest days to the present. It covers a wide range of topics, including aboriginal culture, colonial life, immigration, and modern architecture. The museum also has a rooftop garden with stunning views of the city.

Australian National Maritime Museum

This museum is dedicated to Australia’s maritime history. It has a wide range of exhibits, including displays on naval warfare, shipbuilding, and seafaring traditions. There is also a large collection of boats and ships from all over the world.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

This museum is dedicated to contemporary art. It has a permanent collection of over 3000 pieces, as well as regularly changing exhibitions featuring the work of both Australian and international artists.

Susannah Place Museum

This house was built in 1836 for Susannah Place, a widow who ran an upscale boardinghouse. It has been restored to show what life would have looked like in the mid-19th century when it was still a working residence and not open to tourists. Visitors can see period bedrooms and furniture as well as exhibits on topics such as medicine and crime.


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The Sydney Fernery

Address: Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9231 8111

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Latitude: -33.8658113

Longitude: 151.2164174

Did you know that The Sydney Fernery rates 4.9/5 based on 21 total ratings?

Reviews for The Sydney Fernery

Cherie Hung

Cherie Hung

5/5

4 months ago

Ae usual place for healing your spirit.

Thomas Whitaker

Thomas Whitaker

5/5

a year ago

Beautiful atmosphere.

Fernando Javier Figueroa Gonzalez

Fernando Javier Figueroa Gonzalez

5/5

a year ago

The Sydney Fernery inside the Royal Botanic Garden is a beautiful place. Very peaceful and the pay to go for any fern’s lover.


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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: 1800 195 650

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Latitude: -33.8694129

Longitude: 151.2017032

Did you know that WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo rates 4.1/5 based on 3866 total ratings?

Reviews for WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Jenaya Mobbs

Jenaya Mobbs

5/5

a month ago

Loved it!! I recommend buying the combo ticket it’s worth it. The lady with the Koala’s was so friendly and answered all of our questions. We got some lovely photos with the Koala’s that we will cherish forever.

Judith Godden

Judith Godden

5/5

4 months ago

My 4 year old grandson loves this place. The zoo keepers were exceptional – friendly, happy to talk to children and to explain things to them. Thank you to Jess etc (wish I could remember all your names).

Kylz Mac

Kylz Mac

4/5

4 months ago

We loved Wild Life Sydney Zoo!! There was alot of excitement as we walked around discovering the animals. It is only quite small so only takes a small amount of time to look at everything. Staff are friendly and interacted with everyone. A lovely place to visit- we had a great time.


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The Rocks Walking Tours

Address: Cnr Argyle & Harrington Streets Shop 5 – Clocktower Square, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9247 6678

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Latitude: -33.859219

Longitude: 151.207846

Did you know that The Rocks Walking Tours rates 4.6/5 based on 88 total ratings?

Reviews for The Rocks Walking Tours

Mark O'Farrell

Mark O’Farrell

5/5

2 months ago

Michael was our wonderful guide who took us on a lovely 1.5 hr historical walk through the beautiful Rocks area. Time flew and his knowledge of the local history of Sydney and Australia was a real highlight. We stopped at intervals along the way to point out significant points of history, key people, architecture, naming of streets and alleyways, schools, hospitals, pubs and other bits of social and historical information from First Fleet days and Arthur Philip to Jack Mundey and the protests of the 1970s. Michael was a wonderful storyteller and really engaged the young and older alike on the tour. Most of us were locals who gained a lot of insight into the amazing story of Sydney and early colonial history of Sydney Cove area now known as The Rocks. Many thanks Michael for a lovely morning!😀

Jack

Jack

5/5

a month ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and she went above and beyond, and gave us 30 mins extra to explain the history of The Rocks area. I can’t remember her name but she has been fantastic. Lucky it was only a small group as few people cancelled, it was an enjoyable experience if you like history and architecture.

Lisa Marshall Coaching

Lisa Marshall Coaching

5/5

2 weeks ago

Loved walking around all the nooks and crannies and learning more about the area. Michael was an excellent guide and I enjoyed his manner in which he shared the history and the yarns. Great way to spend the morning.


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Pylon Lookout

Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9240 1100

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Latitude: -33.8546173

Longitude: 151.2089555

Did you know that Pylon Lookout rates 4.7/5 based on 984 total ratings?

Reviews for Pylon Lookout

Angela Wong

Angela Wong

4/5

a month ago

The experience on looking over the Sydney Harbour at a level higher than the harbour bridge was very nice! It is definitely a worthwhile experience! I would have given it a 5 star if the opening time was punctual. The opening hour on the website says 10am to 2pm but no one open the main entrance until 10:20am and that was after I had called twice. Also, I think the staff should remind the visitors to wear masks when they are inside the museum. Although there were not many people inside the pylon and social distancing was possible, mask wearing is mandated by the NSW goverment and everyone working or visiting the pylon should adhere to the regulation.

Toby Iemma

Toby Iemma

5/5

3 weeks ago

A forgotten gem. Absolutely recommend to all locals and visitors. It’s a great reminder of the history of the bridge and engineering feat. Learnt lots and finished with an amazing view of the most beautiful harbour in the world.

Nilotpol Dutta

Nilotpol Dutta

4/5

a month ago

Great views, climb isn’t as bad as many make it out to be. Though, the price may not be entirely worth it. Still, loved the views.


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Barangaroo Reserve

Address: Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9255 1700

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Latitude: -33.857208

Longitude: 151.201206

Did you know that Barangaroo Reserve rates 4.6/5 based on 3263 total ratings?

Reviews for Barangaroo Reserve

Haaris Ali

Haaris Ali

5/5

a month ago

Beautiful reserve. The views are absolutely stunning. Its a great spot for having a picnic. The walk along the harbour is really great. One can spend a whole day here with friends or family or alone to enjoy the views. Definitely worth a visit.

철환황

철환황

4/5

a year ago

Still far a way for public traffics.

1m 1r

1m 1r

5/5

4 months ago

Wonderful conversion of an industrial site back into green public space. I can only applaud the public servants who fought hard to make it happen. Most enjoyable for relaxation, walking or jogging.


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Darling Quarter

Address: 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 8267 8200

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Latitude: -33.875235

Longitude: 151.2021757

Did you know that Darling Quarter rates 4.6/5 based on 1154 total ratings?

Reviews for Darling Quarter

Oliver Roths

Oliver Roths

5/5

2 months ago

What fantastic place for young and old. Kids love the waterpark and could go there each day for hours. Mum and Dad don’t mind the varied choices of food and drink on offer. Each time we visit everybody is happy and having a good time. For once City of Sydney did an amazing job !

Jazbir Dhillon

Jazbir Dhillon

5/5

2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the family and anyone who visits Sydney. Lots of this to do and great selection of restaurants all around. During winter and some occasions the place is always decorated beautifully.

ankush malhotra

ankush malhotra

5/5

3 months ago

Every visit to this place is amazing. One place for entertainment, food, recreational activities, shopping with a skyline view of skyscrapers. It’s one end is hep, flashy with lots of bars and other end is calming, soothing. With the current Christmas lights it’s more beautiful.


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Madame Tussauds Sydney

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: 1800 205 851

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Latitude: -33.8696002

Longitude: 151.2017779

Did you know that Madame Tussauds Sydney rates 4.3/5 based on 3879 total ratings?

Reviews for Madame Tussauds Sydney

Jane Brooker

Jane Brooker

5/5

a year ago

It was great fun. Lots of interactive attractions.

Divyam Bansal

Divyam Bansal

5/5

3 months ago

Madame Tussauds Sydney is a wax museum located in Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia and is situated on the Aquarium Wharf. Madame Tussauds is part of Merlin Entertainments which owns and operates attractions globally. It makes you feel like you are standing in the middle of the world, with every celebrity near you.

Francis Sitaca

Francis Sitaca

5/5

3 months ago

Lots of photo-worthy things to do! Great for friends and family. Would definitely come back!


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Luna Park Sydney

Address: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9922 6644

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Latitude: -33.8476987

Longitude: 151.2098382

Did you know that Luna Park Sydney rates 4.1/5 based on 10718 total ratings?

Reviews for Luna Park Sydney

Karen Allen

Karen Allen

4/5

2 months ago

Been there twice within the last month! It was really lovely the first time, a nice sunny day just before Christmas. My 4yo had about 7 rides she happily went on. The Santa we met there was the friendliest Santa I’ve come across, ever!

The second time I went again, I bought my tickets online, for some reason it wasn’t scanning and there were issues. Had to wait nearly half an hour at the ticket counter so they could verify it. Guy told me I bought the day pass for the wrong day, when I clearly didn’t. Disappointed upon entry.

It started raining but still managed to have fun!

When paying for my parking, the machine ate my ticket up and had to wait for a further ten minutes to have it sorted again.

It’s a nice enough place besides that.

Erin Quinn

Erin Quinn

4/5

a month ago

First visit since the upgrade. It has overall improved, some good ride additions and it’s fantastic to see the Big Dipper back. My daughters were sad to see that the Pirate’s Revenge has gone, that was a real favourite, especially on a hot day. The upgrade has come with a matching ticket price – we used to go at least once a year but the prices are no longer feasible for a family of 5.

Cat GPM

Cat GPM

5/5

a month ago

Lots of fun! Could have easily spent the whole day here being entertained with rides. The 3 hours I was here was fun, I like having options with some rides like the Tango dance one (mild or wild). Also the gift shop has good practical gifts such as portable charger packs and bumbacks.


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BridgeClimb Sydney

Address: 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: 1300 908 057

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Latitude: -33.857439

Longitude: 151.2077747

Did you know that BridgeClimb Sydney rates 4.7/5 based on 3750 total ratings?

Reviews for BridgeClimb Sydney

Caitlin Traynor

Caitlin Traynor

5/5

a week ago

Great experience, wasn’t as hard a walk as I had anticipated, and although the weather earlier in the day was rainy it was absolutely perfect and a huge relief to see some sun. The tour guide Emily was lovely and informative, and the group atmosphere was friendly. Nice facilities and clean most importantly. Would definitely recommend light layers under suits and sunglasses were helpful for wind and also sun. I am fair skinned so sunscreen a must. Would recommend to friend and suitable for most age groups and ages

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

5/5

a month ago

Brilliant experience!! Expert guides, excellent safety our guide Debs was very informative. Do not be put of about the negative posts on photos it’s not actually that expensive considering what you are actually paying for. An overall experience if your in Sydney that must be encountered.
Many thanks for the excellent trip team bridge Climb.

Lindsay O Driscoll

Lindsay O Driscoll

5/5

a month ago

Had an amazing experience climbing the sydney harbour bridge. Our guide Grace was amazing, really informative and made us feel at ease the whole time. I’m quite scared of heights but felt very comfortable and really enjoyed the whole experience. Got some great pictures and great views! Would really recommend! Thanks again grace!


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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Main Phone: (02) 9231 8111

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Latitude: -33.8641859

Longitude: 151.2165708

Did you know that Royal Botanic Garden Sydney rates 4.7/5 based on 23818 total ratings?

Reviews for Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Endang Purwasari

Endang Purwasari

5/5

10 months ago

I couldn’t stop myself for coming here again and again. This garden have it’s own charisma. In every corner you would found a little gem. Perfect place to breath and take a small gateway from city. You can smell the fresh breeze while enjoying sunset over Sydney Opera House. It so refreshing and calming.

Thomas Ricks

Thomas Ricks

5/5

11 months ago

Lovely botanical garden. It has a lot of native Australian plants and definitely well maintained. It is situated at a very conviennent location next to the circular quay, the art gallery of new south whales near the ferry and train station. It is big and lots of lovely locations to have a run, walk, a workout and picnic. They also have a nice cafe/restaurant inside the garden. Definitely recommend a visit.

mark bogue

mark bogue

4/5

in the last week

This place is always worth visiting. The theme changes at least twice a year, and are always magnificent. I gave 4 stars only because this theme, “Inside the Tide” wasn’t as visually appealing to me as some of the past exhibits they’ve done. It’s still worth seeing, the attention to detail is always amazing, and it’s educational as well.

 

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