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Hyde Park Barracks

Rats the 'first curators' at Hyde Park Barracks: ABC NewsThursday 20 February 2020

A colour image showing two people looking at what look like projected images on curved screens showing the ocean.

Hyde Park Barracks

How SLM is changing the way we look at history: The GuardianThursday 20 February 2020

Jonathan Jones and untitled (maraong manaóuwi) at the Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks

Emu Print or Broad Arrow: LimelightThursday 20 February 2020

Marion Hall Best Bathurst

Travelling Exhibitions

Marion Hall Best Opens in BathurstWednesday 12 February 2020

Marion Hall Best Interiors opened at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on 7 February. The exhibition, which runs until March 22, includes furniture, textiles, blinds, rugs, lighting, photographs and designs that highlight Best’s lifetime achievements.

One of the intricate models created for Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks

Atlas Obscura: intricate models depict Colonial eraWednesday 12 February 2020

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
Open daily, 10am-5pm

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Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
29 February 2020
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
NEXT OPEN Saturday
29 February 2020
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
01 March 2020
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
28 February 2020
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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