Exploring the ancient roots of modern civilisation

Our museum traces the journey of humankind over more than 5000 years on five continents.

The Macquarie University History Museum is the newest addition to Sydney’s vibrant museum landscape.

The Museum is now open to the public. Opening hours are 10am–5pm, Monday-Friday (closed on public holidays)

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By merging Australian history and ancient culture collections under one roof, we have created a cultural hub that is exciting and unique. With more than 18,000 objects, we trace world history from early settlement in Australia around 65,000 BCE through ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Located within Macquarie University's new purpose-built Arts Precinct, we are deeply embedded in the academic research and teaching of our leading historians.

The Getty Book of the Dead

27 Aug 2020

Rare papyri are publicly available for the first time thanks to a collaboration between Macquarie University History Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum this month.

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Changes to Museum operation during COVID-19

28 Jul 2020

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