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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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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.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewalThursday 10 January 2019

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum will close on 29 January 2019 for a major renewal project that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site into a world-leading heritage destination.

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School holidays

Autumn School Holidays 2019: opening hoursMonday 17 September 2018

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

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Education

New Learning Advisory Panels at SLMMonday 25 March 2019

The Learning Team at SLM is thrilled to move into a very busy year with two new Learning Advisory Panels – Primary and Secondary teachers.

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
29 March 2019
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
27 March 2019
A World Heritage Australian convict site
Closed for renewal project
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
30 March 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
30 March 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
31 March 2019
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
27 March 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
27 March 2019
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.