It features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as well as mineralogy, palaeontology, and anthropology.
Apart from exhibitions, the museum is also involved in indigenous studies research and community programs.
The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology.
It is located in College Street, Sydney and was originally known as the Colonial Museum or Sydney Museum.
The museum was renamed in June 1836 by a Sub-Committee meeting, when it was resolved during an argument that it should be renamed the Australian Museum.