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Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks

The Rocks Discovery Museum is located among the laneways of The Rocks and tells the story of the local area in a way that aims to engage all kinds of visitors, from international tourists to children living in Sydney.

Though it's a few storeys high, the museum is not so large that kids will have time to lose interest, as there are only four main rooms. Each of these is dedicated to a particular period of the area's history, from Indigenous occupation before settlement, to its time as a colony and a port, and through to the present day.

All the rooms have a minimalist, modern look that ensures they're far from overwhelming. The information they contain is presented through a combination of touch screens, audio and visual elements and much of the space is left in its original state (that of a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse).



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Everything is presented in an attractive way


Typically, objects are displayed in cabinets or glass- topped tables in the centre of the room, and along one or more walls there are panels of information, more artefacts, and interactive experiences, such as doors to lift, draws to pull out and even games.



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At least one wall in each room is full of panels of information and interactive experiences




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The use of touch screens mean there's heaps of information, but it doesn't appear overwhelming, just engaging


Entry to this museum is free but gold coin donation is appreciated. It's open 10am to 5pm each day (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) and can be accessed on Kendall Lane, which you can get to from Argyle Street. If you visit during the school holidays, you will find free, hands-on programs taking place, which the whole family will enjoy.

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