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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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Two actors dressed as convicts

Hyde Park Barracks

Convict Escapades Audition NoticeMonday 20 February 2017

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime immersive theatre opportunity for aspiring actors aged 14–18 years.

Signature dishes

The Cook and the Curator

Signature dishesThursday 23 February 2017

Old newspaper print cartoon of man lying drunk outside a whiskey, rum and brandy shop with a sign reading: Specimen of the work done inside.

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Floor'd & spoony: convicts in solitaryTuesday 21 February 2017

Heavy metal

The Cook and the Curator

Heavy metalThursday 16 February 2017

Man smiling as he looks at inner workings of clock.

Hyde Park Barracks

Family time: the Hyde Park Barracks clockMonday 13 February 2017

Recently we had a visitor from the UK, Chris Vulliamy, who is a direct descendant of Benjamin Vulliamy (1747 - 1811) - the designer of the Hyde Park Barracks clock.

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
NEXT OPEN Saturday
25 February 2017
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
25 February 2017
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
26 February 2017
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
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4.30PM
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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.