Watch the Sydney Living Museums' gardens team cutting the Broad-Leaf Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) hedge lining the drive from the house to the stables at Throsby Park.

This time-lapse video by Steven Halliday was filmed over two and half hours with six staff and created four ute-loads of material.

The hedge was reduced in height as part of the on-going rejuvenation of the garden at Throsby Park and will now be maintained at a low height just above the top fence rail.


More about Throsby Park

Exterior view of the Justice & Police Museum, former Water Police Court, Albert Street at night.


Culture Up LateFriday 11 December 2020

This summer Sydney Living Museums will join other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, a NSW Government initiative aimed at revitalizing Sydney’s cultural life.

Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2021: opening hoursMonday 7 December 2020

Explore our museums and make the most of your summer holidays.

Group of people in front of historic house.

Rouse Hill Estate

Play along with us: House Music at Your HouseMonday 17 August 2020

We invite you to join us in a new musical experiment, bringing the music of the 19th century into the 21st century. We’ve delved into the hundreds of popular songs that survive in the collection at Rouse Hill Estate and we’ve also asked some brilliant musicians to help you explore these pieces of music from their homes and in our historic houses.

Sydney Living Museums membership


Summer Membership Offer Friday 6 December 2019

This summer, we're excited to offer a 20% saving on membership, giving you unlimited entry to our historic houses, museums and exhibitions.