The Nicholson Museum
1. The entrance to the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/nicholson.shtml
1. The entrance to the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/nicholson.shtml

The Nicholson Museum is located in the University of Sydney and is home to the largest collection of ancient artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere. The museum was founded in 1860 when Sir Charles Nicholson, the Chancellor of the University, donated over 1000 artefacts from Egypt and Europe. (1) The collection has expanded through donations, bequests and archaeological excavations. The collection includes artefacts spanning from the Mediterranean, the Near and Middle East, and Europe. Each exhibiton tells a great story and features fascinating histories.


Australia's oldest University museum gives a fascinating insight into the daily lives of past civilisations and into the minds of the archaeologists, collectors and curators who have made it all possible. (2) The Nicholson Museum is a popular destination for all ages. Children are excited to see real mummies; school students see the material that they learn in school; and adults experience different worlds and learnt about new cultures.


Special Exhibitions

Multimedia online exhibit

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Frozen in Time: Human Remains from the Dawn of History Otzi the Iceman
Frozen in Time: Human Remains from the Dawn of History Otzi the Iceman




Otzi the iceman fun for kids
Otzi the iceman fun for kids



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Citations
1. http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/nicholson.shtml
2. http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/nicholson.shtml