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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

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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Hyde Park Barracks

Macquarie's corner connectionsWednesday 27 August 2014

Convict descendant Janelle Collins visited the Hyde Park Barracks on Sunday 3 August and joined the Macquarie’s Corner Tour.  The tour group of 14 included some local and a number of international...

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Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
OPEN TODAY
11AM-4PM
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Saturday
30 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
30 August 2014
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
30 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
31 August 2014
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Saturday
30 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