Go behind the scenes and explore the museum’s vast collection stores.
This private VIP tour takes visitors on a journey through Australia's early history from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their first encounters with Asia's Macassan fishers, through to the European era of Dutch, French and British explorers and Australia’s colonisation.
You will begin your tour with a 45-minute cruise on Sydney Harbour on board John Louis, a pearling lugger from the 1950s. As you sail through the harbour, you’ll learn of ancient Indigenous stories of the Gadigal people who lived in Sydney before European settlement.
On return to the museum, you will enjoy a private VIP tour of the museum where you will experience our rich collection of objects from Australia’s First Peoples and early explorers.
Full terms and conditions will be provided during the booking process or upon request.