The Museum of Sydney is located on the corner Phillip Street and Bridge Street. The museum is built on the ruins of Australia's first Government House, the house of Australia's first governor-general, Governor Arthur Phillip. It was built in 1788 and exposed by archaeologists in the 1980s before this museum was built. The museum explores colonial and contemporary Sydney through objects, pictures and digital media techniques. The raised metal lettering of the "Museum of Sydney" sign creates a shadow on the sandstone facade. The "Surf City" banner is for the surfing culture exhibition currently at the museum.