When the temperature rises here at Susannah Place Museum, we use an old-fashioned but effective way to keep cool.  

Based on this 1910 photo (above) we reproduced a striped canvas curtain that is tied via some sash cord to the large shop window.

It works a treat, dropping the temperature by a few degrees, keeping staff, visitors and our old fashioned boiled lollies nice and cool.

About the Author

Head and shoulders portrait of woman set against brick wall.
Anna Cossu
Curator
Susannah Place Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum
Inspired by wonderful and slightly eccentric history teachers and after her own foray as a teacher, Anna found herself drawn to the world of museums.

Two people at top of escalator looking up at ceiling.

Sydney Open

Meet our AmbassadorsThursday 26 September 2019

Our 2019 ambassadors come from a range of backgrounds; architecture, design, arts, culture, photography and media but share a common love of Sydney’s architecture.

Tour leader talking about exhibit to group in foreground.

Songs of Home

Donors enjoy ‘Songs of Home’ curator-led tourWednesday 25 September 2019

Volunteers in the courtyard of The Mint for the closing celebration of Sydney Open 2017

Sydney Open

Sydney Open volunteers: a personal perspectiveWednesday 25 September 2019

Sydney Open, an iconic event in Sydney’s calendar that couldn’t be possible without the hundreds of passionate volunteers, that enlighten Sydney siders and visitors alike of the history of this great city.

Plate of food.

Venues

Welcome Pearl CateringTuesday 24 September 2019

We welcome a new hospitality partner, Pearl Catering, to Vaucluse House and The Mint.

Children in uniform gathered around a glass topped display table.

Learning

Not your average classroomTuesday 24 September 2019

From playing Victorian children’s games to making ‘convict’ bricks, the Experience & Learning Team deliver inspiring and fun educational experiences at eight of our 12 historic places.