Discover Sydney on Australia Day: half-price entry


Commemorate the story of Australia and celebrate our diversity, achievements and future with half-price entry to our museums and historic houses. 

Adult $6
Concession/Child $4
Family $15
Members FREE
Children under 5 FREE

Uncover Sydney’s history in the CBD:

  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum – learn about convict Sydney at the site central to the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation;
  • Justice & Police Museum – explore what was once the city’s busiest legal hub and uncover the salacious stories of Sydney’s past;
  • Museum of Sydney – witness Sydney’s ever-changing skyline at Demolished Sydney, celebrate our world-famous beaches at Sand in the City and view the remains of first Government House; 
  • Susannah Place Museum – discover the ordinary lives that left an extraordinary legacy on modern Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, The Rocks (by booked tour only);

Pack a picnic and explore our beautiful historic houses:

  • Rouse Hill House & Farm – explore a house and farm owned by six generations of one family and say hello to the newborn calves; 
  • Vaucluse House – journey through one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds; 
  • Elizabeth Farm (Rosehill) – view an early colonial bungalow, work as a convict servant and do some hand washing, just as they did in the 1800s; 
  • Meroogal (Nowra) – discover the story of the ‘Roogal’ women and wander through a house handed down through four generations of women from one local family.

We are also offering 20% off all books in our museum stores and online shop. To access the discount online use the code: AUSDAY1720 

Please note: Rose Seidler House, Elizabeth Bay House, The Mint and Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection will be closed on Australia Day. 

Visitors at The Tank Stream


The Tank Stream ballot is now openTuesday 28 February 2017

Ripe olives on small sprig with leaves.

The Cook and the Curator

An oily businessThursday 23 March 2017

Group of five people.

Hyde Park Barracks

Irish Minister of State visits Hyde Park BarracksFriday 17 March 2017


The Stewart Symonds Sheet Music CollectionFriday 17 March 2017

The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection has recently acquired an important collection of 19th-century sheet music provenanced to people living in NSW.

Fresh mushrooms with spice box and glass bottles of sauce.

The Cook and the Curator

Let’s katchup sometimeThursday 16 March 2017