Help create a future for the past!

Sydney Living Museums exists to care for significant historic buildings, landscapes and collections so that people to enjoy and learn about them now and in the future. We create a future for the past.

Donating to Sydney Living Museums supports our vital education, acquisition and conservation programs. Every gift, large or modest, makes a significant difference to our work.

Your support will help to ...

  • conserve objects, places and memories that are precious and irreplaceable
  • tell Sydney’s story by supporting our innovative public engagement and education programs
  • keep our history alive and accessible for future generations.
High school students in kitchen garden.
Students exploring Elizabeth Farm’s kitchen garden to find what is currently in season. Photo © Jeremy Piper for Sydney Living Museums



Make a donation

Gifts in the form of money or shares are made through the Historic Houses Trust Foundation. The Foundation is a Tax Concession Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status. Gifts of property are made to Sydney Living Museums, which is a registered charity set up to accept special items of this kind.

For more information about supporting Sydney Living Museums, please contact our Development team:

Arani Duggan and Zoe Pollock

Phone: + 61 2 8239 2295 / +61 2 8239 2282


View of items on display in library, including books and hat, Elizabeth Bay House.
Items on display in library, Elizabeth Bay House. Photo © Haley Richardson and Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums



Our governors are the lifeblood of the Foundation. Their generous and sustained support allows Sydney Living Museums to take on projects that simply wouldn’t otherwise be feasible. As we receive no direct funding for acquisitions in particular, our governors are vitally important if we are to grow our collections and continue our extensive exhibition, acquisition and education programs.

If you would like further information about the Governors Program, please contact our Development team:

Arani Duggan and Zoe Pollock

Phone: + 61 2 8239 2288


Dining room being set up for dinner with two long tables.
SLM Foundation dinner, Government House November 2013. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums