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 will open to the public on 14 March 2022. Opening hours will be 10am–5pm, Monday-Friday (closed on public holidays).

Join us for guided tours led by Professor Martin Bommas (Museum Director) and Dr Josephine Touma (Museum Manager) on the opening days, 14 & 15 March, at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Bookings are essential for these tours. For further details and to book click here.

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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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