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The sandstone entrance and glass doors to the Nicholson Museum.

Getting here

The Nicholson Museum is in the University’s Quadrangle building
We're a short walk from Broadway Shopping Centre and Parramatta Road. We encourage visitors to use public transportation, cycle or walk to get here. There is limited casual parking.

The Nicholson Museum is still open

The Nicholson Museum will remain open to the public throughout 2019 and into 2020 as we prepare for the opening of the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Both the Macleay Museum and the University Art Gallery are now closed to the public.

Museum staff will continue to take public and research enquiries about the collections during this period of transition.

Nicholson Museum

How to get here

Limited casual parking is available on campus and parking fees apply.

To find the parking areas near the museum, use our interactive campus map and select "Carparks" or "Motorcycle parking" under amenities.

It's a short 20-minute walk through Darlington to get here from Redfern Station. Central Station is a 5-minute bus ride away.

Visit Transport NSW for help planning your public transport to the University.

There are several bus stops along Parramatta Road and City Road that can be used to visit the University.

The nearest bus stop to our museum is on Parramatta Road. Catch routes 412, 413, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 480, 483 or Metrobus M10 and alight at the Footbridge stop.

For stops on City Road, catch routes 422, 423, 426, 428, 370, 352 or Metrobus M30.

To view all bus stops, please see our campus map and select "State Transit bus stops" under Amenities.

Visit Transport NSW for help planning your public transport to the University.

Summer opening hours

The Nicholson Museum will be closing for two weeks over the holiday period. The museum will be closed from 21 December 2019 to 6 January 2020, reopening Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Opening hours

Mon10am to 4.30pm
Tue10am to 4.30pm
Wed10am to 4.30pm
Thu10am to 4.30pm
Fri10am to 4.30pm
Sat12 to 4pm *

Admission is free and all are welcome.

* open first Saturday of the month (otherwise closed).

Nicholson Museum