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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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Exterior of 1950s house with lawn and garden in front.

Fifties Fair

Win a 1950s getaway at Bel-Air BerryTuesday 24 May 2016

Buy your Fifties Fair tickets by 7 August 2016 for the chance to enter the draw to win the ultimate long-weekend away for four nights at the spectacular mid-century pad Bel-Air, located in the heart of Berry.

Botanical illustration of Stenocarpus sinuatus by Angela Lober, 2008.

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A gathering of flowers: the Florilegium collectionThursday 28 July 2016

Finely detailed botanical artworks reveal the range of plants introduced to Sydney’s gardens over the past 200 years.

Peter Piper’s pick of peppers

The Cook and the Curator

Peter Piper’s pick of peppersThursday 28 July 2016

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Fifties Fair

Shop for Fifties Fair inspirationTuesday 26 July 2016

The fabulous Fifties Fair is fast approaching, so the time is right to start designing your look for the day. Putting together a great outfit takes some planning and we have the perfect book selection for you to peruse.

Models of ships and harbour icons.

Museum of Sydney

Visitors create Sydney Harbour LEGO masterpiecesFriday 22 July 2016

Visitors to Sydney Harbour Icons with LEGO® Bricks have been having lots of fun making models of boats, seaplanes and the Sydney skyline.Hurry in to join in the fun - there is only one week left to enjoy this...

Threads of connection

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
An Edwardian Summer
Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen
Public Sydney
Drawing the City
Lloyd Rees
Painting with pencil 1930-36

 

Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Home to four generations of women
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
NEXT OPEN Monday
01 August 2016
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
31 July 2016
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
02 August 2016
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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.