The Australian Museum is our leading natural and cultural history museum.
Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is more than a leading cultural attraction in Sydney. It is a hub of information, education, resources and research. Every year, the Museum presents a range of exhibitions and public programs. In 2012/13, in addition to permanent galleries of dinosaurs, minerals and skeletons, Alexander the Great, from the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, featured for five months, while regular favourites such as Wildlife Photographer of the Year returned. Now in its 48th year, this international touring competition attracts over 48,000 entries from 98 countries.
The Museum receives more than 330,000 physical visitors a year (30% are school students), with an additional 9.5 million web page visits. It also has a strong regional presence through touring exhibitions, partnerships and outreach programs – video conferencing and Museum in a Box – to provide greater access to its collections, research and programs. The Museum’s world class research scientists are widely accessed by professional and amateur scientists alike from around the world.