Our work

We keep the properties and collections in our care safe and bring the past alive through our programs and activities.

These programs and activities include education, interpretation and research, exhibitions, events, festivals and publications, while our Endangered Houses Fund finds new futures for historic buildings owned by others. We also operate the only public library and research collection in Australia devoted to the history of architecture, gardens and interiors.


Our purpose is to revitalise people’s lives with the living history of our city and beyond, allowing people to experience the past as if they had lived it themselves.