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Historical watercolour painting of the University of Sydney.

Guided tours

The perfect introduction to our collections, exhibitions and campus environment
Join us for a guided tour of the Museum or University of Sydney Campus. Our expert guides can introduce you to collection highlights or the Gadigal culture and history of the surrounding grounds.
Tour group looking at Gululu dhuwala djalkiri: welcome to the Yolŋu foundations

Monthly Museum Highlights Tour

Join us on the last Friday of each month for a one-hour guided tour of the highlights of the Chau Chak Wing Museum. 

An expert guide will take you through our exhibitions, from visual arts to natural history, Mediterranean antiquities to Indigenous culture, and scientific instruments to historic photography. Come and find the unexpected with us in one of Australia’s most diverse museum collections.

Bookings essential

Full: $15
Students and seniors: $10

Upcoming tours

Friday 31 March, 10:30 – 11:30 am, book here. 

Friday 28 April, 10:30 – 11:30 am, book here. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags

Indigenous Heritage Walk 

Join Koori guide and Museum Cultural Heritage Officer Uncle Jimmy Smith as he leads us across the campus, exploring the remarkable Indigenous history of the location and stories of the University’s historic relationship with community. Jimmy will touch upon the Sydney basin, the Freedom Rides, ritual and ceremony, bush medicines and the trees, astronomy and life in his imitable style. This is a unique opportunity to explore the campus and expand your perspective. 

The walking tour covers the campus of the University of Sydney so wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. In wet weather, the tour will focus on Aboriginal collections of the Chau Chak Wing Museum. 

Bookings essential

Full: $15
Students and seniors: $10

Upcoming tours

Thursday 16 March, 11 am – 12 pm, book here.

Wednesday 5 April, 11 am – 12 pm, book here.

Tour group in Natural Selections

Chau Chak Wing Museum tour for groups

Bring your group of ten or more friends and family, colleagues, members or other community group for a guided tour of the diverse and unique collections of the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum is home to a wide range of collections covering natural history, visual arts, antiquities, historic photography and Indigenous cultural history. In this one-hour tour, our guide will take you on a journey through the exhibitions and provide context for the displays and highlight the cultural, historic and scientific items within the Chau Chak Wing Museum. 

Experience the University’s collections and the stunning architecture of the Chau Chak Wing Museum, with the option of coffee and a snack at Sounds café before or after the tour.

Further information 
Tours can be booked for a minimum number of ten people Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and run for approximately one hour. Bookings are essential and must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Price per person
Full: $15
Students and seniors: $10

University of Sydney groups 
We offer a reduced rate for group tours booked by University staff. Contact us to organise a tour for your visiting scholars, conference delegates or committee members.

For enquiries, please contact our team.

Phone: +61 2 9351 8746

Featured image (top of the page): A tour group look at Coastline, with curator Dr Ann Stephen.

Enquiries and bookings