Attractions 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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Canberra Railway Museum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
thecollo67 added Canberra Railway Museum

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thecollo67 added Trainworks

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Powerhouse Museum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added New South Wales, Australia

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Puffing Billy Railway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Australia

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Valley Heights Locomotive Depo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added New South Wales, Australia

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Zig Zag Railway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added New South Wales, Australia

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Pichi Richi Railway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Pichi Richi Railway

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Scienceworks Museum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Melbourne, Australia

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South Gippsland Railway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
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Art Gallery of New South Wales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Australia - Visitors: 1,312,762

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Timbertown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added New South Wales, Australia

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National Film and Sound Archiv... is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Canberra, Australia - Visitors: 545,256

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Queensland Art Gallery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Australia - Visitors: 552,445

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Sydney Tramway Museum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added

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Queensland Museum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Queensland, Australia

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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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Questacon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Canberra, Australia

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

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National Portrait Gallery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
Canberra, Australia - Visitors: 800,000

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South Australian Aviation Muse... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
saam9 added South Australia, Australia

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Australian War Memorial is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Canberra, Australia

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Newport Workshops is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added Melbourne, Australia

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Australian Museum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
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The Workshops Rail Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Museums in Australia
PaulCollins added The Workshops Rail Museum