The Rocks Discovery Museum
A free, family friendly museum which tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present.For the health and safety of our guests, staff and the broader community, and to comply with social distancing measures, mandated by government and health authorities across the country to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, The Rocks Discovery Museum is required to temporarily close.
We look forward to welcoming you back when the situation has improved.
You’ll love The Rocks Discovery Museum; packed with thousands of years of history!
Housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, the museum is home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks – some of which you can even hold.
The exhibits are filled with interactive fun, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.
Four permanent exhibitions have been developed in close consultation with the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council which share the history and stories of the area and the impact of European settlement. The exhibitions cover the periods:
- Warrane (pre-1788)
- Colony (1788–1820)
- Port (1820–1900)
- Transformations (1900–present)
Entry is free but bookings are essential for self-guided school groups.
*Please note that all daily tours are postponed until further notice.