Sydney Museums & exhibitions

Our most recommended Sydney Museums & exhibitions

Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

1. Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

Tackle one of the best experiences on Sydney Harbour. Experience an exhilarating jet boat ride, reaching speeds of up to 75 kilometers per hour. Take in the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour during the Thunder Trill Ride. Choose a 30 or a 45-minute ride, then buckle up and get ready to get wet. Your skipper will ease you into this thrilling experience by gradually reaching high speeds and performing gentle maneuvers around the harbor. Watch out for the skipper’s signals as the ride is cranked up a gear with high-speed spins and breaks. Select a bundle to enjoy entrance to some of Sydney's top attractions along with your adrenalin-pumping ride.

Sydney: Madame Tussauds Sydney General Admission

2. Sydney: Madame Tussauds Sydney General Admission

Experience the glittering world of fame on a day out at Madame Tussauds. Interact with the world’s most famous figures – strike a pose for the paparazzi on the red carpet, challenge your favorite sports heroes, and sing along with your favorite music stars. Madame Tussauds opened in Sydney in 2012, giving Australian and international visitors the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous celebrities. A unique collection of amazingly lifelike wax figures allows you to get up close and personal to your favorite celebrity heroes. Madame Tussauds Sydney combines glitz and glamour with incredible history. With a whole host of constantly changing stars and legends as well as interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds is a place the whole family can enjoy. Interactive Experiences: • Raised catwalk: step onto the catwalk and trigger sensors which light up the runway as you walk down. Megan Gale’s figure is waiting at the end of the runway and Magic Memories can take a snap of you posing alongside her

Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

3. Sydney Convicts, History & The Rocks 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Join this tour for an immersive exploration of Sydney’s notorious heritage as you uncover the stories, sights and secrets of its hidden convict origins in The Rocks. As you navigate your way past the forgotten relics and ruins of this historic quarter, your guide will unpack the process of criminal transportation to Australia and its immediate effect on Sydney’s indigenous population at the turn of the 19th century. You'll discover the curious case of the convict architect and the ambitious Governor who wanted to decorate the prison settlement, and you’ll retrace the steps of the teenage girl who rose from chains to riches by conquering Sydney’s economy. Expect unique examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, hidden corridors, convict cut sandstone, abandoned slums and enormous cellars for spirits and stores. Get lost in charm of The Rocks as its past is brought back to life by your expert history guide, and develop a d great understanding about how early Sydney came to be. Crafted to suit both locals and visitors, this tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.

Australian National Maritime Museum: All-Inclusive Ticket

4. Australian National Maritime Museum: All-Inclusive Ticket

With this ticket, enjoy fast-track all-inclusive entry to the Australian National Maritime Museum. Climb the ship, discover the depths of the submarine, marvel at the exhibitions and learn about maritime history. Join a knowledgeable guide, who will share with you the fascinating stories behind the objects housed around the museum and on these spectacular vessels. The museum is home to one of the largest fleets of any museum in the world. Here, discover 6 permanent galleries displaying 13 historic vessels including warships and a replica of Captain Cook's tall ship. Enjoy a high-tech immersive journey that showcases the inner workings of the Royal Australian Navy with the Action Stations. Learn about maritime archaeology, science and history. Walk on-board the ex-Navy vessels HMAS Vampire and HMAS Onslow. After exploring the museum, enjoy a lunch at the onsite café for a waterfront lunch overlooking Darling Harbour.

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What people are saying about Sydney

Was fantastic and to see how tall or short celebrities are was amazing. Loved it so did my two teenage children and my mum.

The hosts were perfect and guided us in where to go and stand and even took group photos of us

There was something for everyone. Family of 6 enjoyed every moment.

Great display of our Aussie icons, fun an interactive as well.

Super fun! Be prepared to get wet! Highly recommended!