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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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Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018 – finalists announcedWednesday 22 August 2018

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

Boy flying kite in field.

School holidays

Spring School Holidays 2018: 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.

Wallpaper Neeves cottage

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Wallpaper recreated for 'The Harp of the South'Friday 14 September 2018

For anyone attending the new Sydney Theatre Company (STC) play, The Harp in the South, adapted from Ruth Park’s well-known novels, you might spy wallpapers running up the back wall of the set.

Set of four photos from different angles of metal box with lens and chimney.

Library Display

New Library DisplaysFriday 14 September 2018

Two new displays in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection showcase the Rouse Hill magic lantern, and the work of textile designer Ronaele Jones

 

Mourning foodWednesday 12 September 2018

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
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Home to four generations of women
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
NEXT OPEN Monday
24 September 2018
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
23 September 2018
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
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
25 September 2018
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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.