The Macleay Museum, Sydney


The Macleay Museum (interior)

The Macleay Museum is a small (but free!) museum tucked away in the top floor of the Macleay building at the University of Sydney.

The museum, begun two centuries ago by Alexander Macleay, specialises in animal specimens and old scientific instruments, as well as having an ethnographic collection. However, only a handful of specimens are on display to the casual visitor. Still, like the other University of Sydney museums, the Macleay Museum is well worth a brief visit.


A microscope from the Macleay Museum’s collection

Update: the Macleay Museum will be closed for renovations from 25 November 2016 until 2018.


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