Current exhibitions

Barbara Campbell: Ex Avibus

An exhibition showcasing Barbara Campbell's recent work following the journey of migratory shorebirds on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Stuffed, stitched and studied

Explore taxidermy’s relationship to the science of taxonomy in the 19th century.


Death Magic


Death in Ancient Egypt was a magical experience


Lego Pompeii

Pompeii, destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, will be bought back to life through the modeling medium of LEGO.


Macleay reworked

Housed in historic cedar cabinets within the Victorian surrounds of the Macleay Building, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to peek at the extraordinary diversity of the Macleay collections.

Actors, Athletes and Academics

A new exhibition exploring life in Ancient Greece through the writings of playwrights, historians, philosophers and poets.



Aphrodite's Island: Australian archaeologists in Cyprus

This exhibition celebrates the Cypriot archaeological collections of the Nicholson Museum

Outlines:
Koori artefacts

This exhibition brings together painting tools, ochres, shields, spears and clubs that all have their provenance in Aboriginal language regions of New South Wales, such as the Bundjulung, Wiradjuri and Dharug.


The Etruscans

In popular imagination the Etruscans are the very stuff of fantasy, myth and legend. Who are they, where did they come from and what does their language mean?

Tombs, tells and temples: excavating the Near East

Artefacts from the Nicholson's own collection, excavated from the famous sites of Jericho, Tell Brak, Pella, Tell al-Ajjul, Harappa, Ur, Ninevah and Nimrud form the cornerstone of this exhibition.


50 Objects 50 Stories

50 Objects 50 Stories is not about the most important, or the most beautiful things in the Nicholson Museum. Rather, the objects with a story to tell.