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Education

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Whimsical wallpaper of space travel from the 1950s

 

1950s sci-fi wallpaper Wednesday 24 July 2019

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Library Display

New Library DisplaysTuesday 23 July 2019

Whet your appetite for the Songs of Home exhibition at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, where our new displays explore how, even before CDs and Spotify, Sydney homes were filled with music.

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
24 August 2019
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
21 August 2019
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
21 August 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 August 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
25 August 2019
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
21 August 2019
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
23 August 2019
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
20 August 2019
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