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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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Sydney Open Volunteer registrations openFriday 18 July 2014

Kerosene lamps illuminating framed pictures, silverware and wallpaper behind.

Rouse Hill House and Farm

Lighting the lamps at Rouse Hill HouseFriday 1 August 2014

Understanding a house museum as its original inhabitants knew it is often difficult, especially when it comes to everyday services like lighting and heating.

First, catch your bandicoot

The Cook and the Curator

First, catch your bandicootThursday 31 July 2014

This is a photograph of the front of the Audette house showing the pathway leading up to the main door and the glass, timber and red brick facade to the house

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The Audette HouseThursday 31 July 2014

Watch the extended interview with Peter Muller, architect of the Audette House in Castlecrag, Sydney. The original commission in 1952 was for an American Colonial style house. Instead Muller delivered a modern ...

Deliciously tempting cakes displayed in a high tea setting

Venues

The Colonial High Tea Series Wednesday 30 July 2014

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Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
OPEN TODAY
11AM-4PM
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Saturday
02 August 2014
The state's vice-regal home
OPEN TODAY
10.30AM-3PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
02 August 2014
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
02 August 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
03 August 2014
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Saturday
02 August 2014
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
11AM-4PM
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