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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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Happy International Museums Day 2018Friday 18 May 2018

Happy International Museum Day #IMD2018! Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported our museums and historic houses. Here are some of our favourite photos. Share yours by tagging #DiscoverSLM

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SLM wins three National Trust Heritage AwardsFriday 4 May 2018

Today Sydney Living Museums won three major awards at the 24th Annual National Trust Heritage Awards.

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Take 5Thursday 17 May 2018

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Mother’s Day at Sydney Living MuseumsFriday 11 May 2018

Indulge Mum this Mother’s Day with exciting offers across gift membership, The Governors Kitchen and Vaucluse House Tearooms.Find out more below:Gift membershipGive Mum the gift that...

Threads of connection

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Hidden in Plain View
The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney
Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
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An Edwardian Summer
Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen

 

Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
25 May 2018
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
23 May 2018
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 May 2018
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
26 May 2018
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
27 May 2018
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
23 May 2018
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
23 May 2018
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
22 May 2018
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

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Shops

Visit one of our shops while you're visiting some of our houses and museums or shop online.