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.

Soap carved with images.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2020 entries now openTuesday 7 April 2020

Sydney Living Museums is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000. This year, SLM is waiving the artist entry fee to make the prize as accessible as possible at a time when support and kindness are most needed.

Pomelo + Co Launches meal boxes and ready-made meals

News

Pomelo + Co launches ready-made meals Tuesday 31 March 2020

News in white text on black background.

News

Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

In response to recent developments with COVID-19, Sydney Living Museums is closing all historic houses and museums effective Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Click here for further information about the potential impact of COVID-19.

Person in red shirt kneeling in front of lifted floorboards removing debris.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks: keeper of lost thingsFriday 6 March 2020

At the heart of the new visitor experience at the Hyde Park Barracks is the museum’s internationally significant archaeology collection.

Shoes, handkerchief, cap (stamped with HPA, for Hyde Park Asylum, and broad arrow), bodice and apron worn by asylum inmates.

International Women's Day

Women's stories, women's livesFriday 6 March 2020