Australia museum is where one can find
and learn of the rich cultural heritage and scientific
history of the land called “Down Under”—Australia. Located
in the central business district of the famously beautiful
city of Sydney, Australia Museum acts as a popular cultural
attraction not only to foreign tourists but to locals and
foreign immigrants as well. It is most popular to students
and scholars as it is a treasure cove of valuable
information useful for research and education.
The museum’s sandstones walls are
lined with numerous interesting articles from fossils of
prehistoric animals of different phyla, classes, families,
and species, to prized gemstones, to ancient records and
proofs of early human habitation.
Different sizes and colors of precious
stones, meteorites, fishes and other water creatures,
insects, minerals, and even dinosaur bones can be found
Specimens of animals endemic to
Australia are also showcased in the museum such as scary
reptiles, bright-colored birds, and scaly fishes that can’t
be found in any other parts of the world. From these
artifacts, one will learn the making of one of the most
beautiful nation in the world.
There are over 16.5 million
articles that together weave the timeline of
Australia’s cultural and environmental history.
Visitors are provided with information about each of
the artifacts on display. Brief descriptions or
summaries are provided on the panels beside the
artifacts while brochures of information are also
available at the reception. A tour guide is also
available to tell you fascinating facts and figures
about the artifacts.
Each artifact tells you a story of how Australia
came to be and somehow provides a deeper
understanding and appreciation of the land’s beauty.
They tell you the beginnings and the journeys the
land has gone through before becoming what it is
now. As the Australia Museum’s tag line says, this
is where past meets the future. It is truly a
gateway to the colorful past and what seems to be an
entirely different world from today.
Mere words cannot
describe the wonderful things one can observe in the museum. It is simply a jaw-dropping
experience. Australia Museum is able to have this quite impressive
presentation through painstakingly detailed collection
management and scientific research.
The museum also hosts various programs
such as exhibitions and events to raise public awareness on
the rich culture of Australia, extending to the neighboring
Australia museum thrives on donations from partners,
sponsors and its members. Income from local visitors and
across the globe also helps the budge. And of course, the
unrelenting support of the museum’s staff and volunteers
proves to be very invaluable.