Discover our ancient history, Australian history and cultural heritage collections.
Our museum traces the journey of man over more than 5000 years on five continents.
Opening in 2020, the Macquarie University History Museum is the newest addition to Sydney’s vibrant museum landscape.
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.
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Educational opportunities for school and university students
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.Learn more
28 Jul 2020Learn more