Sydney University Museums
While these collections are used for teaching, they also provide an opportunity for the University to contribute to the cultural life of the country.
University Art Gallery
Founded in the 1860s, the University of Sydney Art Collection now holds more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Australian, Asian and European artists. The University Art Gallery showcases changing exhibitions of works from the collection as well as high quality exhibitions of both contemporary and historical works.
The Macleay Museum had its origins in the collection of insects begun by Alexander Macleay in the late eighteenth century. It has developed into an extraordinary collection of natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, scientific instruments and historic photographs.
The Nicholson Museum contains the largest and most prestigious collection of antiquities in Australia. It is also the countrys oldest university museum, and features masterpieces of ancient art and objects of daily life from Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and Mesopotamia.
Macleay Museum, The University Art Gallery & Nicholson Museum:
Admission is free. All are welcome.
10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
12.00pm - 4.00pm first Saturday of the month
We are CLOSED Sundays, Public Holidays, and other Saturdays.
Visit the university of Sydney website via the link below for more information.
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