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Macleay Museum

The Macleay Museum houses scientific instrument, invertebrate, historic photograph, vertebrate and ethnographic collections. Picture: John Dalton, Wikimedia Commons

Macleay Museum


The Macleay Museum is a small museum situated amongst the sandstone buildings of Sydney University. The Museum is tucked away on top floor of the MacLeay Building (A12).

Although most of the Macleay collection is in storage a proportion is on display and includes selections from the universities Scientific Instrument Collection, Invertebrate Collection (which is regarded as one of the oldest and historically most significant insect collections in Australia), Historic Photograph Collection with images from the 1840's to the 1960's, the Vertebrate Collection and Ethnographic Collection.




Location: Gosper Lane (off Science Road), University of Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 9036 5253
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Admission: Free
Getting There: Buses 436, 437, 438 or 440 from Circular Quay or get on at Central Station. The buses travel along George Street which becomes Broadway and then Parramatta Road. It is approximately 5.5 kilometres (3.42 miles) or approximately 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) from Central Station.

Alternatively catch the train to Redfern Station and then it's a 12 - 15 minute walk.
Website: MacLeay Museum