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Customs House

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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9247 2285
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm grateful for a spot downtown with power sockets AND wifi. Small art exhibits as well. Great resource and open till 7!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

You can just imagine what the Quay was like in the past when there was no Cahill Expressway and buildings like Customs House dominated the landscape - such grandeur and beauty. Interesting inside with the newspaper library and the maquette of Sydney under a glass...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This historical building has a nice façade which is well conserved. On the inside there is a big maquette of Sydney. Customs House is located opposite of circular quay.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We were Abruptly asked to leave the restaurant in a very discourteous way after one of our party (after flight from Europe) apparently dozed off). Both staff and management did not deal with this issue in a professional manner as would be expected in a...More

Thank martincV8976CS
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Went into customs house as we had been told to go. Nice surprise and not what we expected. It is open 24/7. Newspapers to read, comfortable seats, information, and a marvellous floor. The floor is glass, and under it is a model of Sydney. Great...More

Thank 22judi333
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went in here to get some info about Sydney, and found the staff very helpful and helped us plan a couple of things we wanted to do. There is also a display on the first floor on history of Sydney which is worth looking at....More

Thank raymondb944
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

What looks a very impressive building on the outside turns into a modern place when you enter, except for a few historical signs around so I chose not to explore further.

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I have previously had wonderful experiences at the Customs House with its magical position & view. So I was pleased to meet up with a distant relative from the UK who had never been here. Our appointmenty was for 17.00 and we were confined to...More

Thank cowboy83110
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Filling in time before attending a performance at the Opera House, a detour to Customs House is well and truly worth the effort. I have been before, but the exhibitions are constantly changing. I was particularly impressed by Culture Under Attack on the top floor....More

Thank geromam
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great view of the harbour. Spectacular In fact. I could recommend this venue for the views alone. The food was fantastic and the service was old school quality. Won’t disappoint anyone wanting to absorb Sydney in it’s graceful state. Guests will be impressed.

Thank Andrew M
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dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
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