University of Sydney
Australia’s oldest tertiary institution (1850) has over 49,000 students and even boasts its own postcode. You don’t need to have a PhD...
University Art Gallery
Founded at the same time as the university, this gallery has accumulated over 7000 works of Australian, Asian and European art....
The University of Sydney's natural history museum is the oldest of its kind in Australia, having its roots in the collection of the...
Behind a glass curtain wall on an insanely busy intersection, this Sydney Uni–affiliated theatre (actually, four theatres) shows an...
Sappho Books, Cafe & Wine Bar
Sequestered in the back of a raggedy bookshop, Sappho is a beaut bohemian garden cafe-bar, its walls scrawled with generations of...
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Nicholson Museum information
Within the University of Sydney's quadrangle, this museum is a must-see for ancient-history geeks. Inside is an amazing accumulation of Greek, Roman, Cypriot, Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities, including Padiashaikhet the mummy. It was founded in 1860 by orphan-made-good Sir Charles Nicholson, a key figure in the establishment of both the university and the Australian Museum .