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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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Events

May 2019 Tank Stream ballot now openFriday 5 April 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.

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Children & Family

Celebrate Easter with usFriday 22 March 2019

Bring the family to Elizabeth Farm or Vaucluse House on Easter Sunday for our Egg-cellent Easter Trail!

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Meroogal Womens Art Prize

People's Choice announced for Meroogal Women's Art PrizeMonday 11 March 2019

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award was announced at the property on the Saturday following International Women’s Day 2019.

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
26 April 2019
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
24 April 2019
A World Heritage Australian convict site
Closed for renewal project
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
27 April 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Friday
26 April 2019
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
28 April 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

Find out about our restaurants, cafes and tearooms.

Shops

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