Exploring the ancient roots of modern civilisation

Our museum traces the journey of humankind over more than 5000 years on five continents.

The Museum is open to the public, 10am–5pm, Monday-Friday (closed on public holidays)

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By merging Australian history and ancient culture collections under one roof, we have created a cultural hub that is exciting and unique. With more than 18,000 objects, we trace world history from early settlement in Australia around 65,000 BCE through ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Located within Macquarie University's new purpose-built Arts Precinct, we are deeply embedded in the academic research and teaching of our leading historians.

Mysteries Revisited! Now Open

10 Oct 2022

Photograph of museum display case containing comic books about Ancient Egypt

Now OpenTemporary Exhibition: Mysteries Revisited! From Ancient Codes to Comic CultureMacquarie University History Museum26 September 2022 to 31 March 2023It's been two hundred years since the de...

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The Getty Book of the Dead

27 Aug 2020

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