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Welcome to Sydney Living Museums, a group of 12 museums, houses and gardens that will take you on a remarkable journey through time and place to experience a whole other life.

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Foundation

Annual Appeal 2019Monday 6 May 2019

Our museums are held ‘in trust’ for future generations and we must preserve them to ensure a future as valuable as their past. We can do this with your support through our Annual Appeal 2019.

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Sydney Open

Become part of Sydney Open 2019: EOI now openWednesday 27 March 2019

Our exciting program for Sydney Open 2019 will open even more buildings and spaces that are usually off-limits to the public, alongside new talks and tour experiences. To be part of it all, we invite you to submit an expression of interest by 30 April.

Ornate fountain in garden setting in front of house with stylised battlement facade and verandah.

Volunteers

Museum Volunteer opportunity: Vaucluse HouseThursday 4 July 2019

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
20 July 2019
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Home to four generations of women
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
21 July 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

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Shops

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