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Nicholson Museum

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Published September 22nd 2008
We can think of ourselves as a little deprived in Australia in terms of Museums with well stocked halls of ancient sculptures and artifacts.

However one gem which is often overlooked is the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.

The Nicholson won't blow your socks off like the British Museum in London, however old Sir Charles Nicholson knew how to plunder a nation's cultural heritage along with the best of them, and built up quite a collection which he donated to the University in 1860.

There are a number of exhibitions on at the Museum which are definitely worth a "Cor Blimy" or two.


These include:

Classical Fantasies : The Art of South Italy: The West rediscovers classical art.

Shattered Glass: Illuminating the Past: Glass through the ages, all the way back to Mesopotamia.

Unearthed Tales #2: A Fascination with Death: A sequel for sure, but probably not as bad as Teen Wolf, Too.

Egypt: Life and Death in the Black Land: Mummies, nuf said.


Over the weekend the Museum is only open on Sundays from 12 noon to 4pm so you'll need to plan ahead. Here is a map of the campus. The museum is located at the southern entrance of the Main Quad.


Why? Mummies are cool and wandering around a museum is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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When: Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm
Where: University of Sydney
Cost: Free
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