University of Sydney Chau Chak Wing Museum
“This museum draws on the Nicholson, Macleay and University Art collections. The Nicholson Collection is the largest collection of antiquities in the southern hemisphere. The Macleay Collections include some of Australia’s most significant natural history objects. The University Art Collection comprises more than 8,000 historical and contemporary works spanning a millennia.”
The Chau Chak Wing Museum is a museum located on the campus of the University of Sydney in Australia. It was designed by architects from the firm JPW and was opened in November 2020. The museum is named after businessman and philanthropist Dr. Chau Chak Wing, who donated AUD 15 million towards its construction.
The museum houses a diverse range of collections, including antiquities, ancient and contemporary art, natural history specimens, archaeological artifacts, and ethnographic objects. Some of the highlights of the collection include Egyptian mummies, Chinese ceramics, Indigenous Australian artifacts, and works by contemporary artists.
In addition to its collections, the Chau Chak Wing Museum also offers educational programs and hosts temporary exhibitions. Its facilities include galleries, research spaces, a conservation lab, and a lecture theatre.
The museum is open to the public, and admission is free. Its opening hours vary, so it is recommended to check the museum’s website for up-to-date information.
CHAU CHAK WING MUSEUM
A public museum at the University of Sydney.
Open seven days. Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm. Thursdays till 9pm. Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 4pm Closed on most NSW public holidays.
Features and facilities, Café, Shop, Complimentary lockers, Museum shop, Wheelchair accessibility, Parents room.
Café and shop
Sounds Sydney offers a unique dining experience on the Chau Chak Wing Museum terrace.
During your next Museum visit, enjoy lunch or coffee overlooking Victoria Park. Before you leave, explore the unique offerings in our Museum shop.
Sounds Sydney Café
Ph 0451 131 905
Ph 02 9114 4708
GETTING TO THE MUSEUM
The Chau Chak Wing Museum is located opposite the University’s Quadrangle buildings a new cultural institution for the public at the heart of the University’s Camperdown campus.
The entrance to the Museum is located on University Place, directly across from the Great Hall and Quadrangle lawns, and next to Fisher Library.The Museum building sits at the University Avenue campus entrance, off Parramatta Road and next to Baxter’s Lodge and the historic gates. Scenic Victoria Park and Broadway are a minute’s walk from the Museum.
Being part of the largest university in NSW with with approximately 20,000 postgraduate students, you can imagine that parking is at a premium. We therefore suggest that you use a taxi or Uber service to drop you at the entrance or use public transport. See the link above for more information.
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