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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From left to right: Arnel Rodriguez and Natalie Webb looking in the window of the corner shop, 64 Gloucester Street, Susannah Place Museum, The Rocks, Sydney.
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Happy 170th Anniversary Susannah Place! Thanks for preserving a slice of Sydney's old heritage!

Happy 170th Anniversary Susannah Place! Thanks for preserving a slice of Sydney's old heritage!

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The terrace cake #susannahplace #therocks #yumcutitnow @sydlivmus

The terrace cake #susannahplace #therocks #yumcutitnow @sydlivmus

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Tomorrow we celebrate 170yrs at Susannah place. 
Admission will be free on the day, so bring your family to meet ours and help us celebrate our special anniversary. Check online for full info. 
Image: The corner shop at Susannah Place Museum © James Horan for SLM

#susannahplace #TheRocks #SPM170

Tomorrow we celebrate 170yrs at Susannah place. Admission will be free on the day, so bring your family to meet ours and help us celebrate our special anniversary. Check online for full info. Image: The corner shop at Susannah Place Museum © James Horan for SLM #susannahplace #TheRocks #SPM170

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Susannah Place Museum is turning 170 years old! Come and celebrate on the special community day: Sun 14 September @sydlivmus #TheRocks #sydney #museum #susannahplace

Susannah Place Museum is turning 170 years old! Come and celebrate on the special community day: Sun 14 September @sydlivmus #TheRocks #sydney #museum #susannahplace

1 week 48 min
We met a new friend Niomi at Susannah grocery shop #amazing #grocery #sydney #susannahplace #therock #NSW #travel #travelgram #travelogue #holidays

We met a new friend Niomi at Susannah grocery shop #amazing #grocery #sydney #susannahplace #therock #NSW #travel #travelgram #travelogue #holidays

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I still remember I ate a lot of this during my childhood time. Found this at the vintage grocery shop at The Rock, Sydney #susannahplace #museum #therock #Sydney #vegemite #vintage #classic #grocery

I still remember I ate a lot of this during my childhood time. Found this at the vintage grocery shop at The Rock, Sydney #susannahplace #museum #therock #Sydney #vegemite #vintage #classic #grocery

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일에 집중 안 될 때마다 꺼내 보는 지난 주 사진😭 짐승 왈 "피노키오 만든 할아버지처럼 생기셨다." 그 할아버지 실존 인물 아닌데.. 왜 공감 됨? #rocks #susannahplace

일에 집중 안 될 때마다 꺼내 보는 지난 주 사진😭 짐승 왈 "피노키오 만든 할아버지처럼 생기셨다." 그 할아버지 실존 인물 아닌데.. 왜 공감 됨? #rocks #susannahplace

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