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Looking up at the sandstone building of The Rocks Discovery Musuem, SydneyLooking up at the sandstone building of The Rocks Discovery Musuem, Sydney

The Rocks Discovery Museum

Step back in time at The Rocks Discovery Museum to learn about the area's intriguing and colourful past.

Why go there

Three historic sandstone buildings in The Rocks have been restored to become The Rocks Discovery Museum. A large part of the museum is dedicated to the original Aboriginal inhabitants of the area, with many of the artefacts on display recovered at an archaeological dig only a few blocks away.

Kids love the interactive displays and everyone will enjoy the short videos detailing various aspects of life in The Rocks. There is no subtitling on the videos.

Don't miss

The mural behind the museum in nearby cobbled Kendall Lane, which depicts several stages in The Rocks development.

The interactive displays detailing different eras in The Rocks history.

Access for all

Mobility access throughout venue and toilets
  • The Rocks Discovery Museum is located off Kendall Lane, a narrow, cobbled laneway leading from Argyle Street.
  • Access over the cobbles in Kendall Lane is rough and bumpy. A more accessible approach is through the Rocks Centre, via the side exit and across Kendall Lane to the museum entry.
  • The entry is via a short gentle gradient, but the doorway is narrow (approximately 700 mms).
  • Access throughout the museum is via a small ramp connecting two of the warehouses. The first floor is currently inaccessible to visitors using a wheelchair or stroller.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is in the Rocks Centre.

How to get there

Public transport

The Rocks Discovery Museum is a short walk from Circular Quay, which is serviced by ferries, buses and trains.

Secure Parking at 131 The Macquarie St Historic Precinct


Download The Rocks access map (PDF, 2.06MB)

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