What's on: Free Museum Weekend 2018

For one weekend in June, we open our doors for all, for free!

Free Museum Weekend 2018

Free Museum Weekend 2018
Photographer: James Horan © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
23 June 2018 to 24 June 2018
09.00 AM to 05.00 PM
Australian Museum, entry corner of College and William Streets
Free for General Admission! Entry to Mammoths $10 Adults, $5 Kids

Now in its fourth year, the Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney Observatory and the Museum Discovery Centre are opening their doors for adults and kids to explore free of charge!

If you haven’t visited for a while, you’ll be amazed by the Australian Museum’s newly-refurbished Westpac Long Gallery with the jaw-dropping exhibition 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum.

This weekend is your last chance to experience GADI. This unique exhibition explores the rich and intricate history of the Gadigal people, their culture and language, as well as their knowledge of botany, stonework and watercraft.

And you’ll be free to wander through museum favourites Wild Planet, Minerals and Surviving Australia, and get hands-on in Search & Discover and Kidspace.

Entry to Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age is the special discounted price of $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Please note that Dinosaurs is partially closed due to renovations.

Pram parking

Strollers, prams and children's scooters must be parked in our free stroller cloaking in the Garden area on William Street.


This visit involves the use of stairs to move throughout the museum spaces and between floors. Lift access is available for visitors with accessibility needs.

Register now



Further information

Please note the following items are not allowed on the AM grounds:

  • Aerosols of any kind
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Backpacks (oversized)
  • Balloons
  • Duffle bags/suitcases
  • Any pointed object
  • Fireworks/firecrackers
  • Knives of any kind
  • Toy weapons of any kind

The Australian Museum reserves the right to prohibit any other personal items. However, wheelchairs, umbrellas (no metal tips), and cameras are permitted. All items needed for medical purposes will be permitted (such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, glucose tablets, and EpiPens).

Please identify and explain all items needed for medical purposes to AM staff upon arrival.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will not be cancelled.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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