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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Go behind-the-scenes and visit areas normally reserved for scientists on an exclusive private tour of the Australian Museum in Sydney. See why the museum has an international reputation for its focus on natural history and anthropology, and get a glimpse of its massive collection of more than 18 million objects, including priceless fossils and artifacts. Your private viewing of the museum's off-limits collection includes general entry into the museum plus a souvenir pack of museum postcards to take home.

Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes Australian Museum tour
  • Visit areas normally off limits to the general public
  • See amazing exhibits including the goliath tarantula and items collected by Captain Cook
  • Take home a souvenir pack of postcards

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Australian Museum is a classic natural history museum, a grand building in central Sydney. The behind the scenes tour is fascinating journey though parts of the museum that are normally off-limits to the public. Make sure to also explore the many excellent exhibitions on display.

What You Can Expect

Australian Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Australian Museum

Led by your professional guide, get a glimpse of the huge assortment of objects held in the Australian Museum’s collection, numbering more than 18 million. See the skeletal remains of birds and animals, ancient fossils, precious minerals and cultural artifacts from Australia and the Pacific.

Highlights on your tour include one of only 140 specimens of the extinct Tasmanian tiger species. See items collected by Captain James Cook on his voyages through the Pacific, and tribal artifacts from indigenous Australia. Watch out for the goliath tarantula, a South American spider as big as a dinner plate!

From gems and opals to taxidermied animals and exotic butterflies and beetles, be amazed by the cultural and anthropological depth of the Australian Museum 's outstanding collection.

On your private viewing, learn how the Australian Museum has been at the forefront of Australian scientific research for more than 180 years. Established in 1827, the museum moved to its current location near Hyde Park in 1857, and today undertakes significant research in coral reef ecology, taxonomic research and education.

Sydney's leading scientific and cultural experience, your tour includes general entry into the museum plus a souvenir pack of museum postcards to take home.
From USD $ 82.05

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Tour code: 6009BST

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