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Museums, theatres and galleries

History buffs and culture connoisseurs are spoiled for choice

Mad for mummies? Intrigued by invertebrates? Or just plain preoccupied with performance? Here at the University of Sydney, we live and breathe the best in international and local culture and history.

Our cultural community is made up of theatres, museums and galleries exhibiting the city’s best in art, history and performance.

Located on the fringe of the Sydney CBD, our venues and attractions on Camperdown campus attract patrons and visitors from all over the world.

Travel to Ancient Greece with sculptures dating back to the Bronze Age. Admire the best contemporary and historical art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Marvel at our collection of over 1500 mammals from the 19th century. Find out what a Zosimus aeneus is … and how to pronounce it.

You can even visit Pompeii…well, LEGO Pompeii at least, one of the largest LEGO historical models ever built.

With more than 10 exhibitions and 7000 artworks on display across campus at any given time, we aim to inform and entertain visitors of all ages.

Get involved and volunteer

If history isn’t your thing, leap into live entertainment, spanning comedy, drama, music and dance.

We encourage schools to take advantage of our education programs and guided tours.

But we don’t just want you to visit; we want you to stay. Volunteer to work with our curators.

Donate to support a smorgasbord of culture. Or take your culture craving to the next level with studies in museums, heritage, and performance.

Take your pick

We’re open five days a week, and even some Saturdays.
The Macleay Museum: home to the oldest natural history collection in Australia
Go back in time
The Nicholson Museum: Australia’s oldest University museum
Explore ancient cities
The University Art Gallery: displaying over 7000 artworks, from across the globe
Painting, sculpture and more.
The Seymour Centre: champions of Sydney culture for over three decades
See what’s on
Verge Gallery: a cutting edge creative space, in the heart of our campus