Susannah Place Museum
Susannah Place Museum. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums SPM13_0079

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2PM - 5PM
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Entry

Admission by guided tour only

Adult $8

Child (under 15) / Concession $4

Family (two adults + two children) $17

Members free

Address

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

+612 9241 1893
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A visit to Susannah Place is like opening a family album – the stories inside could belong to anyone, in any part of the world. They are ordinary lives, yet lives that have left an extraordinary legacy in modern Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood.

Hugo Youngein (Lyunggren) standing outside his 'cash grocer' at 64 Gloucester Street c1920s Detail of a photo of Hugo Youngein ran the corner 'cash grocer' at Susannah Place from 1904 to his death in 1930.

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844. For nearly 150 years these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens and outside wash houses were home to more than 100 families. Against a backdrop of the working harbour and growing city, their everyday lives played out. Remarkably, Susannah Place survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances and redevelopments of the past century, and today tells the stories of the people and families who called this place and this neighbourhood home.

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Volunteers

Volunteer for Sydney Open 2015 now!Monday 17 August 2015

Do you want to be part of Sydney Open 2015 and share your passion for Sydney and its architecture? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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Volunteers

Event Volunteer opportunity Friday 14 August 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Can you communicate well, think on your feet, work in a team and show initiative? Then this may be the volunteer role for you.

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New online

Childhood at Susannah PlaceMonday 15 June 2015

Growing up in a small inner-city house in mid 20th century Sydney involved being outdoors pretty much most of the time. Find out about the 'huge tribe' of kids who roamed the streets, back lanes and alley ways of the Rocks, Sydney's most famous waterfront community.

Girl in blue top and jeans carries an Easter basket through the grounds of Elizabeth Farm

Children & Family

Autumn School Holiday Opening HoursTuesday 17 March 2015

Conservation

They sawed the furniture in halfTuesday 10 February 2015

As anyone who has lived in a terrace house knows getting large pieces of furniture upstairs can be a frustratingly hard and sometimes hazardous exercise.