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

Open Today

 

By guided tour only

2PM - 5PM
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Entry

Admission by guided tour only.
Last entry is at 4pm.

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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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Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

Woman stands in a garden surrounded by tall shrubbery

Children & Family

Summer holiday opening hoursThursday 17 December 2015

Eat your history – the book!

The Cook and the Curator

Eat your history – the book!Thursday 5 November 2015

Two children watering a garden bed surrounded by plant life, assisted by a gardener

Children & Family

Spring school holiday opening hoursThursday 10 September 2015

Black and white photo of children playing on equipment.

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.