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For one weekend a year, Sydney Open unlocks the doors of the city’s most important, inspiring and intriguing buildings and spaces.

Join us this November to see inside Sydney heritage treasures and architectural landmarks, from the CBD to Barangaroo, Walsh Bay and The Rocks.

From historic buildings tracing the story of Sydney’s beginnings, to award-winning new buildings and space that will shape the fabric and cultural life of the city for generations to come, Sydney Open invites you in to see our past, present and future with special access and expert guided tours.

For anyone curious about their city, this is a weekend-long celebration of living architecture – not just buildings, but their stories of innovation and occupation, of triumph and intrigue.

Come and explore the unexplored during Sydney Open. The stories of more than 50 buildings are yours for the telling.

Sydney Open Ticket

Sunday 6 November 2016

One ticket guarantees entry to some of the most rarely accessible and sought-after spaces in the city. Scale Sydney’s first skyscraper, delve into 200 years of history along Macquarie Street, explore Walsh Bay’s heritage piers and discover some of the city’s newest architecture.

Your Sydney Open Ticket will give you:

Towers ticket ballot

We are excited to announce two new tours on the program - Sydney Town Hall Clock Tower and St Mary’s Cathedral Bell Tower. Book your Sydney Open Tickets to win access.

Members come first

As a Sydney Living Museums Member you will receive priority access at key Sydney Open sites, discounts at cafes and restaurants, and privileged treatment during Sydney Open.

Volunteer with us

Each year, Sydney Open’s success depends on the generosity and spirit of our enthusiastic volunteers, the hundreds who work tirelessly either at the sites or behind the scenes, to help everyone have a memorable experience. Join our ranks, and see Sydney Open from a different perspective.

VIP upgrade

A new addition to the Sydney Open program, our VIP ticket gives 200 privileged people priority access at all Sydney Open sites, along with a place at a pre-briefing session lead by some of Australia’s leading architects. We will send you an ID lanyard in the post, which you’ll need to have with you on the day. The VIP upgrade includes your Sydney Open Ticket price.


Keep track of Sydney Open across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @sydlivmus and using the hashtag #sydneyisopen. We will also soon be announcing some great prizes as part of this year’s Share & Win competition!