We are closed to the public until mid-2020 for renovation.
The Australian Museum is now closed to the public for Project Discover renovation. Project Discover will bring a brand-new members’ lounge and increased exhibition space ready for the much anticipated exhibition Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opening in early 2021. Learn more about Project Discover here.
Location and accessible entrance
The Australian Museum is located on the corner of College Street and William Street in central Sydney, just across the road from Hyde Park and opposite St Mary’s Cathedral.
The main entrance is via a ramp and is wheelchair accessible.
Accessible parking and public transport
There is currently no parking available at the Museum. We recommend parking at nearby car parks and metered parking in surrounding streets. Enacon Parking on Cathedral Street has 11 accessible spots and is a 5 minute walk to the Australian Museum. This route has no steps.
For more information please refer to the Enacon Parking website
Car parking station
Take advantage of our promotional parking with Secure Parking when you visit.
Secure Parking is only a ten minute walk away, located within the Hilton Sydney Hotel, Pitt Street.
Simply ask our staff for your parking rebate ticket and present this with your original ticket when you collect your car to receive a great daily parking rate.
Park for up to 3-hours for only $15.00 and beyond 3-hours at a great CBD flat-rate of just $20.00.
Convenient to Westfield, Myer, QVB, David Jones and Hyde Park. Make your visit to the Museum a visit to the city, too.
Visit the Secure Parking website for other special rates, opening times and maps.
Metered parking is available in the surrounding streets of the Museum.
The nearest train stations are St James, Museum and Town Hall. Each are of equal distance to us and are an easy seven-minute walk. All three of these stations have lift access.
If you have a stroller or wheelchair, please note that your journey through Hyde Park will end in stairs at each of the Museum corners on College/Park Streets. Level exit is available at the St Mary's Cathedral pedestrian crossing if coming from St James Station, and at the corner of College and Liverpool Streets if coming from Museum Station.
You can use the Transport for NSW Trip Planner to plan your train journey to the Museum
For bus services arriving in the city centre, alight near Hyde Park or Town Hall and simply walk east along Park Street towards Kings Cross - a 7 to 10 minute walk.
The Museum is also on the Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour bus route with a stop right outside our doors.
Most Sydney CBD bus services offer wheelchair accessibility. You can check the accessibility of a particular service when using either the Transport for NSW Trip Planner or the TripView App.
Getting around the Museum
The Australian Museum provides access to all areas of the Museum for people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are ramps throughout the exhibitions and two lifts to take you between all floors. All doors are automatic.
Guide Dogs and Companion Dogs
The Australian Museum welcomes guide dogs and companion dogs. A water bowl is kept at Admissions desk.
Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on all public gallery floors including Level G, 1 and 2. A wheelchair accessible toilet is also located on Level 4 by No. 1 William.
Baby change rooms
Baby change rooms are available on levels G and 2.
Food and dining
There are two accessible areas to eat in the Museum.
- No. 1 William is located on Level 4 and is accessible by both lifts.
- The Garden café is located on William Street and has seating and a pop-up coffee cart. It is also a space for visitors who bring their own lunch.
The Museum opens at 9.30am which is generally when the Museum is at its quietest. School term is quieter unless there are a lot of school students booked in.
School holidays and rainy days can be very busy.
If you would like to chat with a staff member about planning your day please call 9320 6000.
We offer a range of accessible services including wheelchairs, hearing loops and free access to carers holding a Companion Card.
General Admission and major exhibition entry is free to those who hold a Companion Card and are assisting as a carer. Further discount will apply when presenting a Centrelink Healthcare Card or Pension Card. See our Admissions page for further details.
A wheelchair may be available for use during your visit. Please ask at the Admission Desk on arrival at the Museum.
Hearing loops are installed in the Hallstrom Theatre at the Museum.
Please call 9320 6000 should you require any assistance with accessing any of these services.
The AM offers a variety of specially designed programs and resources for visitors with access needs and their families including tactile and sensory tours, daily orientation tours and audio description tours.
Tactile and sensory tours
Tactile and sensory tours are available for visitors upon request. Please call 9320 6163 to organise these tours in advance.
Daily orientation tours
Get your bearings and gain deeper insight into the Australian Museum's vast cultural and scientific collection on our free, volunteer-led Orientation Tours.
Most weekdays, outside of school holidays, 11am and 1pm. Times may vary, please ask at the Admission Desk on arrival at the Museum.
This tour is accessible and portable hearing loops are available on request. Please call 9320 6000 to discuss accessibility requirements and hearing loops.
Audio description tours
Audio description tour is available for visitors through the Australian Museum app, available for download on the App Store and Google Play. Currently, audio description tour is only available for Dinosaurs gallery on Level 1. More audio description tours are planned for 2021.
If you would like to discuss making one of our upcoming programs more accessible to you, please call 02 9320 6222.