arts The Best Museums in Australia  

Kim Martinez
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A list of the most visited museums in Australia, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best", and these are definitely some of the most famous Australian museums. Top museums are often major tourist attractions, and can be a museum of natural history, art, science, or many others. Early museums were collections owned by private individuals. Whether these collections were open to the public was up to the owner. Today, museums are institutions dedicated to the study and exhibition of art, artifacts, and other objects of importance. One can only imagine the collections necessary to make the museums on this list some of the most popular in the world.

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Valley Heights Locomotive Depo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum New South Wales, Australia

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Canberra Railway Museum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
thecollo67 added Canberra Railway Museum

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South Gippsland Railway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added South Gippsland Railway

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Powerhouse Museum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Powerhouse Museum New South Wales, Australia

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Puffing Billy Railway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Puffing Billy Railway Australia

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Sydney Tramway Museum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Sydney Tramway Museum

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Zig Zag Railway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Zig Zag Railway New South Wales, Australia

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Pichi Richi Railway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Pichi Richi Railway

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Questacon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Questacon Canberra, Australia

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Scienceworks Museum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Scienceworks Museum Melbourne, Australia

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Art Gallery of New South Wales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales Australia - Visitors: 1,312,762

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Timbertown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Timbertown New South Wales, Australia

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National Film and Sound Archiv... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added National Film and Sound Archive Canberra, Australia

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National Gallery of Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Australia - Visitors: 545,256

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Queensland Art Gallery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Queensland Art Gallery Australia - Visitors: 552,445

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Ian Potter Centre: NGV Austral... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Museums in Australia

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National Portrait Gallery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Australia - Visitors: 800,000

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Sovereign Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Sovereign Hill Victoria, Australia

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Newport Workshops is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Newport Workshops Melbourne, Australia

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The Workshops Rail Museum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added The Workshops Rail Museum

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Queensland Museum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Queensland Museum Queensland, Australia

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South Australian Aviation Muse... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
saam9 added South Australian Aviation Museum South Australia, Australia

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National Museum of Australia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added National Museum of Australia Canberra, Australia

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Australian War Memorial is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Australian War Memorial Canberra, Australia

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Museum of Contemporary Art is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art Yugoslavia - Visitors: 547,935

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Australian Museum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Australian Museum

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National Gallery of Victoria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
National Gallery of Victoria Visitors: 822,537