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Welcome to Sydney Living Museums, a group of 12 museums, houses and gardens that will take you on a remarkable journey through time and place to experience a whole other life.

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Hyde Park Barracks

Artefacts from under the floorboards: ABC NewsThursday 24 July 2014

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Exhibition

From beneath the floorboardsWednesday 23 July 2014

A group of colourfully dressed children running across a green lawn.

School holidays

Explore, navigate and more!Tuesday 22 July 2014

On two crispy winter mornings during the July school holidays, forty children and their carers navigated their way across Vaucluse House estate using compasses and clues.

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Sydney Weekender visit SLMMonday 21 July 2014

Photo of Penelope Seidler standing boldly in her home

 

Archibald Win for SeidlerFriday 18 July 2014

A big congratulations from Sydney Living Museums to Penelope Seidler AM – such an inspiring individual, architect and generous patron to arts and heritage in Australia - following the news that the portrait of her by Fiona Lowry has won this year's Archibald Prize.

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Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
25 July 2014
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 July 2014
The state's vice-regal home
NEXT OPEN Friday
25 July 2014
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 July 2014
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 July 2014
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9AM-5PM
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
27 July 2014
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 July 2014
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Friday
25 July 2014
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM

Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

Find out about our restaurants, cafes and tearooms.

Shops

Visit one of our shops while you're visiting some of our houses and museums or shop online.

Mortar and pestle cotton apron
Eat your history exhibition
70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses
Karen McCartney
Egg basket canvas tote
Canvas bag
A single vision: Harry Seidler
Hardcover book