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

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.

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

Head to our place this Easter for an exciting school holiday program set across our houses and museums.

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.

People in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Australia Day

Australia Day 2014Friday 23 January 2015

New online

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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Located in the heart of @therocks, 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. 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 neighbourhood home. The terraces are now part of @sydlivmus' collection and the public can take a step back in time by exploring the homes, which document the urban working class community in The Rocks. Get the full story at fb.com/hiddensydney #hiddensydney #TheRocks #city #harbour #SusannahPlace #terrace #house #home #immigrants #families #change #slums #redevelopment #neighbourhood #museum

Located in the heart of @therocks, 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. 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 neighbourhood home. The terraces are now part of @sydlivmus' collection and the public can take a step back in time by exploring the homes, which document the urban working class community in The Rocks. Get the full story at fb.com/hiddensydney #hiddensydney #TheRocks #city #harbour #SusannahPlace #terrace #house #home #immigrants #families #change #slums #redevelopment #neighbourhood #museum

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SYDNEY! These will be available to you from next week! Stay tuned for retailers... #ilovesydney #iconicsydney #manlybeach #sydneypostcards #susannahplace #sydneytownhall #sydneyheritage #sydneybeaches

SYDNEY! These will be available to you from next week! Stay tuned for retailers... #ilovesydney #iconicsydney #manlybeach #sydneypostcards #susannahplace #sydneytownhall #sydneyheritage #sydneybeaches

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SYD cityscape bookmark + state theatre postcard + Susannah place postcard. I am mid-pack and can't wait to see these on the shelves!! #ilovesydney #statetheatre #sydneycityscape #sydneycity #sydneysouvenirs #susannahplace

SYD cityscape bookmark + state theatre postcard + Susannah place postcard. I am mid-pack and can't wait to see these on the shelves!! #ilovesydney #statetheatre #sydneycityscape #sydneycity #sydneysouvenirs #susannahplace

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Day 10: very cool door and house that have remained unchanged since 1844. #sydney #susannahplace

Day 10: very cool door and house that have remained unchanged since 1844. #sydney #susannahplace

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Like a Noir...film ...
#susannahplace #Sydney  #australia  #golocaltours  #walkingtours

Like a Noir...film ... #susannahplace #Sydney #australia #golocaltours #walkingtours

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** SNEAK PEEK SYD ** Super excited to get these printed up and out of my headspace :-) Retailers wanted for exciting new products that highlight layers of this gorgeous city - more to be revealed soon #ilovesydney #sydneytheatre #susannahplace #sydneycityscape #heritagebuildingssydney #iconicsydney #historicsydney #sydneysouvenirs

** SNEAK PEEK SYD ** Super excited to get these printed up and out of my headspace :-) Retailers wanted for exciting new products that highlight layers of this gorgeous city - more to be revealed soon #ilovesydney #sydneytheatre #susannahplace #sydneycityscape #heritagebuildingssydney #iconicsydney #historicsydney #sydneysouvenirs

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Farhana playing piano in susannah place museum! I highly recommend this place to everyone going to sydney. The fee is only 8$ and most of the things there are original. The whole building is preserved and what u see is how it was back then (1844-1990). Let @frhnrffh take u a step back in time~ #susannahplace #sydney #piano #yiruma

Farhana playing piano in susannah place museum! I highly recommend this place to everyone going to sydney. The fee is only 8$ and most of the things there are original. The whole building is preserved and what u see is how it was back then (1844-1990). Let @frhnrffh take u a step back in time~ #susannahplace #sydney #piano #yiruma

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Susannah place #findhelen #tiffssuperinformativehistoricalrockscrawl  #susannahplace

Susannah place #findhelen #tiffssuperinformativehistoricalrockscrawl #susannahplace

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Susannah place #tiffssuperinformativehistoricalrockscrawl #closedagain #therocks #susannahplace

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Comprising a series of flights of steps and landings, Cumberland Place is one of the oldest known pedestrian streets in The Rocks, and probably Australia, being continuously in use since at least 1808 when it was part of Cribbs Lane. The laneway may have existed earlier as a walking track, however its recorded history begins when convict butcher, George Cribb, purchased a house in 1809 that lay along the alignment of the laneway. 
To the right you can see the rear of the houses on Susannah Place. 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. 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.

#sydney #australia #discovernsw #sydneyhistory #historic #vintage #oldstuff #historicsydney #vintage #historyofsydney #sydneycbd #therocks #rocks #susannahplace #cumberland #cumberlandplace #steps #laneway

Comprising a series of flights of steps and landings, Cumberland Place is one of the oldest known pedestrian streets in The Rocks, and probably Australia, being continuously in use since at least 1808 when it was part of Cribbs Lane. The laneway may have existed earlier as a walking track, however its recorded history begins when convict butcher, George Cribb, purchased a house in 1809 that lay along the alignment of the laneway. To the right you can see the rear of the houses on Susannah Place. 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. 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. #sydney #australia #discovernsw #sydneyhistory #historic #vintage #oldstuff #historicsydney #vintage #historyofsydney #sydneycbd #therocks #rocks #susannahplace #cumberland #cumberlandplace #steps #laneway

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