Rose Seidler House
View of the kitchen, Rose Seidler House. Photo © Nicolas Watt for Sydney Living Museums RSH13_0018

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11AM - 4PM

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Adult $8

Child (under 15)/Concession $4

Family (2 adults + 2 children) $17

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71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

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+612 9989 8020
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‘When [the] house was finished, people used to come in … people were four deep. My mother had to leave the house sometimes on the weekend, because they were all standing around the windows you know, trying to see this incredible contraption’ (architect Harry Seidler, 2003)

View of mural taken on sun deck showing primary colour scheme within a bold black pattern. Sun deck and mural, Rose Seidler House.

When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. It was in fact the promise of designing a house for his mother that brought Harry to Australia, and its success helped launch his Australian and soon after international career. The radical design both inside and out integrated architecture, art and technology in a bold and optimistic vision for a new way of living. Today, still surrounded by bushland with panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the house is one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia, and its furniture and fittings form one of the most complete and intact post World War II design collections in public ownership.

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Volunteers

Museum Volunteer opportunity Wednesday 18 March 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Would you love to help share our historic places with the public? We’re looking for Museum Volunteers to join our team and play a role in leading guided tours and providing great customer service.

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Rocco Fazzari draws for SLMTuesday 16 December 2014

Sydney Living Museums has commissioned artist Rocco Fazzari to create a series of fine line drawings of the twelve museums in our portfolio.

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Exhibition

Seidler exhibition review: ArchitectureAUTuesday 16 December 2014

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Membership

Members program announcedWednesday 8 October 2014

Sydney Living Museums has unveiled a generous new membership program offering exclusive benefits across its portfolio of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in New South Wales.

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Rose Seidler House

Rose Seidler House working beeThursday 21 August 2014

Nearly thirty Sydney Living Museums staff held a working bee last week to make sure the house and grounds look their best for the Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House this Sunday.The...

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Rose Seidler House is part of the international ICONIC HOUSES network which connects architecturally significant houses from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum. The network also focuses on conservation, management, policy and cooperation.

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Just flew in to ask for some of my lunch #roseseidlerhouse #sydlivmus #kookaburra

Just flew in to ask for some of my lunch #roseseidlerhouse #sydlivmus #kookaburra

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The mural at the magnificent Rose Seidler House. #harryseidler

The mural at the magnificent Rose Seidler House. #harryseidler

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#architecture #RoseSeidlerHouse #discoverSLM @sydlivmus

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We have lots of wildlife at Rose Seidler House but this is the closest old man Swamp Wallaby has come #roseseidlerhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

We have lots of wildlife at Rose Seidler House but this is the closest old man Swamp Wallaby has come #roseseidlerhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

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Sunday night mid century inspiration from Rose Seidler House. #midcentury #butterflychair #roseseidlerhouse #sydney #yellow #bkfchair #mural #seidler #architecture

Sunday night mid century inspiration from Rose Seidler House. #midcentury #butterflychair #roseseidlerhouse #sydney #yellow #bkfchair #mural #seidler #architecture

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