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Colour cover of comic book with Ginger Meggs playing cricket

Exhibition

Review: Ginger Meggs comic strip on displayFriday 28 August 2015

Hand drawn copy of Ginger Meggs' head done in coloured pencils

Exhibition

Drawing Ginger Meggs at Museum of SydneyFriday 28 August 2015

We have been amazed at our visitors' drawings of Ginger Meggs. Here is a selection of some of the best so far. Can you better these?

Promo for competition with image of house and blue sky

Competition

27 Smith St competition now openFriday 28 August 2015

27 Smith Street is an average suburban block awaiting a home. This competition will call on architects to design the home of tomorrow. The challenge is to make the brick the new black.

Two girls feed a chicken while a young boy runs in the background.

School holidays

Family Friendly Tours of our house museumsThursday 27 August 2015

Bring the family to visit our historic houses museums these school holidays and join in special children & family tours – for FREE with museum entry.

A fond farewell

The Cook and the Curator

A fond farewellThursday 27 August 2015

Next 30 Days
Monday 31 August 2015 - Wednesday 30 September 2015

Tuesday 8 September
6PM – 8.30PM
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Friday 11 September
6.30PM – 8PM
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Sunday 13 September
11AM – 1PM
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Saturday 19 September
10AM – 4PM
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Thursday 24 September
11AM – 12.30PM
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Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day
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Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September. Timed tickets at 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Mondays 21, 28 September (5–8 year olds) and Fridays 25 Sept and 2 October (8–12 year olds)
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Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
04 September 2015
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Saturday
05 September 2015
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
05 September 2015
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
05 September 2015
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
06 September 2015
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Saturday
05 September 2015
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Friday
04 September 2015
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
01 September 2015
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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.