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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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Volunteers

Sydney Open Volunteer registrations openFriday 18 July 2014

27 Smith Street banner: People's Choice Award

Competition

Vote now: People's Choice AwardMonday 1 September 2014

From the Hyde Park Barracks to the Californian bungalow of the 1920s and on to the landmark UTS Business School building, bricks are fundamental to how Sydney architecture has developed.27 Smith Street is an...

Oil Painting of Arthur Phillip

Arthur Phillip

Arthur Phillip BicentenaryThursday 28 August 2014

Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Heritage today announced a program of special events, led by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, to mark the Bicentenary of the death of Governor Arthur Phillip on 31 August 1814.

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Venues

Colonial High TeaWednesday 27 August 2014

This Spring, we at Sydney Living Museums and Fresh Catering invite you to transport your taste buds back in time over five special weekends at three very special museums, commencing this Father's Day weekend.

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Events

School Holiday HoursWednesday 27 August 2014

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Friday 05 September 2014 - Sunday 07 September 2014
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Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
05 September 2014
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Saturday
06 September 2014
The state's vice-regal home
NEXT OPEN Friday
05 September 2014
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
06 September 2014
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
06 September 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
07 September 2014
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Saturday
06 September 2014
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Friday
05 September 2014
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
02 September 2014

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