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Historical watercolour painting of the University of Sydney.
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Guided tours

The perfect introduction to our exhibitions and environment
These tours will introduce you to the museum highlights, campus architecture old and new, indigenous history and modern art.

Sandstone gargoyle

Explore Australia's oldest university campus with our Gargoyles and Grotesques heritage tour. 

The University of Sydney’s centerpiece is the stunning sandstone neo-Gothic Quadrangle building, designed by the famous Colonial Architect, Edmund Blacket. 

In this one-hour tour, our guide will take you on a journey through the history of the University with the development of the Quadrangle and its surrounding buildings.

Wonder at the features that make our campus unique, including the kangaroo gargoyle, the Great Hall, MacLaurin Hall and Sydney University Museums, and learn about the University's role in the development of education in this country.

Bookings

Tours can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and graduation days) and take about an hour to complete. Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and are best made at least a week in advance.

Price

Full: $15
Seniors: $8.5

Contact

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746
Email: museums.education@sydney.edu.au

Various museum artefacts

Discover the extraordinary historical, archaeological, scientific and art collections of Sydney University Museums with an expert guide.

We can provide a specialist one-hour tour of the Nicholson Museum or provide a highlights tour that takes in all three collections and our latest exhibitions.

Please note: the Macleay Museum and University Art Gallery are closed in preparation for the opening of the Chau Chak Wing Museum in 2020.

Bookings

Tours can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and graduation days) and take about an hour to complete. Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and are best made at least a week in advance.

Price

Full: $15
Seniors: $8.5

Contact

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746
Email: museums.education@sydney.edu.au

Black and white image of the old Quadrangle juxtaposed with colour image of the New Law School building

Beyond the Quadrangle, there are two equally fascinating buildings – the late Victorian neo-Gothic Anderson Stuart Building (the original site of the Medical School), and the modern Sydney Law School which opened in 2009.

They represent important architectural features of campus and illustrate the ways in which the University has responded to changing student needs over time.

Bookings

Tours can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and graduation days) and take about an hour and a half to complete. Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and are best made at least a week in advance.

Price

Full: $17
Seniors: $10

Contact

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746
Email: museums.education@sydney.edu.au

assorted sharpened stone flakes

Led by an Indigenous guide, this tour will weave the history of Aboriginal Sydney with the growth and development of the University. The tour begins in Victoria Park and ends at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Explore how the University grounds were used by Aboriginal people before European settlement, the history of western intellectual engagement with Indigenous people, and the ways several disciplines of the University utilised traditional knowledge in research and teaching. The tour follows the pathways the University has taken in recent decades towards reconciliation with the first Australians.

Bookings

Tours can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and take about an hour and a half to complete (a shorter one-hour tour is available on request). Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and are best made at least a week in advance.

Price

Full: $17
Seniors: $10

Contact

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746
Email: museums.education@sydney.edu.au

Tom Bass' monumental Modernist sculpture of a human figure

Explore the modernist art collections of the University of Sydney's Camperdown campus in a one-hour tour.

From Tom Bass's monumental sculpture The Student, with its demonstration of internal reflection and study, while turning its back on the world, through to recent paintings displayed in the Law School Building, this walking tour takes you on a journey through Australian modernist art.

Works by artists such as Harry Wedge, Elwyn (Jack) Lynn and Michael Johnson will be viewed as the tour explores the University's relationship with Australian art over the past 50 years.

Bookings

Tours can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and take about an hour and a half to complete (a shorter one-hour tour is available on request). Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and are best made at least a week in advance.

Price

Full: $15
Seniors: $8.5

Contact

For enquiries and bookings, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746
Email: museums.education@sydney.edu.au

Sandstone gargoyle

让我们的文化遗产之旅带领您探索澳大利亚最古老的大学校园。

悉尼大学的核心是由著名的殖民地建筑师埃德蒙·布莱克特 (Edmund Blacket) 设计的新哥特式砂岩四方庭院 (Quadrangle)。

在这一个小时的参观中,我们的导游会带您了解悉尼大学的历史,还有四方庭院 (Quadrangle)及其周围建筑的发展过程。

您可以了解到我们校园独一无二的特色,包括建筑中的袋鼠石像鬼,大礼堂,麦克罗兰大厅和尼克逊博物馆。 您还可以听到关于悉尼大学在本国教育发展史中的重要性。

预约

团体参观大约需要一个小时。您可以预约周一至周五 (公共假期和毕业日除外) 的参观时间,参观有最低人数有要求。文化遗产之旅需要提前预约,建议您至少提前一周进行预约。

费用

每人  $15(含税)

老年人优惠价  $8.5(含税)

如需要咨询或者预约,请联系我们的团队:

电话: +61 2 9351 8746
邮箱: museums.education@sydney.edu.au


Featured image (top of the page): Unknown, [University of Sydney], 1910–20