Australian Museum Will Shut Down For Major Renovation

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Make sure you get your dinosaur fix at the Australian Museum before the venue closes its doors for 12 months of renos! 

The NSW Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin, announced the Australian Museum will temporarily close to the public for approximately 12 months from Monday 19 August 2019 for a major $57.5m renovation. 

This massive makeover will significantly expand the museum's public floor space to create a touring exhibition hall for world-class exhibitions. You can also expect new education facilities, a new museum shop, a second café, expanded Members' Lounge, cloaking and new amenities.

I mean, just look at these artist impressions! 

Rest assured they'll be ready for the internationally acclaimed blockbuster Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh which is hitting the museum in February 2021.

Those who recently bought annual memberships will receive a 12 month extension, meaning they'll be first in line to see the new fit-out in 2020! 

The Australian Museum is the nation’s first museum founded more than 190 years ago.

Make sure you pop in for a visit before it shuts down - during August you can check out their awesome Science Festival activities, visit the world’s first anatomically correct model of a T-Rex and so much more. 

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