Top museums in Sydney, Australia
After basking in the bountiful sun in Sydney, consider checking out the museums displaying the cultural icons of Australia. The permanent and visiting collections at Australia’s premier museums and galleries offer travelers the opportunity to explore the sights, learn about the history of the region and soak up the bounty of local and foreign art.
Here are three Australia tours attractions to consider checking out:
1. Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Established in 1874, this gallery is one of Australia’s leading art museums and attracts over 1 million unique visitors a year. The collections on display cover artistic styles from numerous cultures, including Australian, Aboriginal, European and Asian works. Modern and contemporary art is on display all year round in expansive, light-filled halls.
The gallery not only offers a spectacular opportunity to take in art, but is itself a piece of architectural beauty. The reputable museum has a classical Greek front and an expansive, beautiful front lawn. Located on Art Gallery Road within the beautiful Parklands, the gallery overlooks the Sydney Harbor and is only a 15 minute walk from the city center.
2. The Rocks Discovery Museum. A historic museum housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, this icon offers visitors access to an expansive collective of artifacts, images and other archeological items found in The Rocks. Travelers can learn about the region’s aboriginal inhabitants, the establishment of an English colony and the economy that grew and flourished as natives and immigrants turned toward the sailing and whaling industries. Talks on The Rocks are an ongoing event for those interested in listening to in-depth lectures about what life was like in the region during turbulent times of the past.
3. Australian National Maritime Museum. This museum tells the tale of Australia’s development through commerce, defense, adventure, sport and play involving the ocean. Both permanent and traveling exhibitions were put together to advance travelers’ understanding of the ocean’s relevance to the growing country. There are a number of events for children, and lectures, workshops and tours are also available for those interested.
If you’re looking for culture look no further than the great museums and galleries available in Sydney. Take the chance of a lifetime with Australia tours.