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SideTracked - Museum Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/29/2017
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About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It’s a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website


Museum Station

Photo: Wikimedia

The signal may bounce around but it should not be a difficult find. Definitely not a Park and Grab, perhaps a Walk and Grab.

About Museum Station

Designed by John Bradfield in the Inter-War Stripped Classical architectural style, the station comprises two platforms, each 158.5 metres long by 3.8 metres wide, under an arch with span 14.6 metres.

Museum's signage and cream tiling with maroon highlights are reminiscent of a typical London Underground tube station of the era, however its layout of central tracks under a grand arch are more in keeping with older stations of the Paris Métro. Along with St James Station, the heritage value of the station has been maintained with original tiles and decorations along with period advertising signs.

Until the construction of the Airport Line in the 1990s, it was the only underground station in Sydney without an island platform. It is a companion to St James station, both opened at the same time and use a roundel design on their station signage that is similar to the one used on the London Underground. The station opened on 20 December 1926 with the opening of the eastern city line from Central to St James. It became part of the City Circle loop on 22 January 1956.

The main entrance to the station is located at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets. Another entrance featuring a sandstone façade is located on the corner of Liverpool and Castlereagh Streets.

This entrance sits at the foot of the District Court of New South Wales' Downing Centre, formerly the site of the Mark Foy's department store. I recommend you turn around when you are at the entrance on Liverpool Street to admire the old Mark Foy’s store. It is one of Sydney’s most fascinating buildings.

There are photos of the station being built and a complete photo history through the pedestrian tunnels of this station. The platforms feature various period advertisements.

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Information Source: Wikipedia

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