The race that stops a nation


This Melbourne Cup, head to The Govenors Table for a three course lunch created by acclaimed chef Marco Adler, while soaking up the atmosphere of Australia’s first Government House. After lunch, settle in at the cocktail bar or on a comfortable banquette to watch the race live on screen.

Choice of Sparkling Wine, Wine or Beer on arrival

Three Course Lunch Menu
$95 Per Person
Tuesday 4 November, 2014

About The Governors Table

The Governors Table is a modern interpretation of its foundations capturing significant and historic Australian design elements sympathetic to the site.  The use of stone, timber and steel reflect the materials used to build “The Edge of the Trees” installation in the museum’s forecourt, a forest of 29 massive pillars which represent 29 Aboriginal clans from around Sydney. Scandinavian influences have modernised the interiors, bronze and copper mirrors adorn the walls, modern timbers overlay the bespoke driftwood used throughout the bar and dining space

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Glass door panel at the entrance to the Bullion Room. Photograph © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums



Three Course Lunch Menu.pdf

SIDA catalogue 1955


SIDA Archive At CSL&RCWednesday 4 March 2020

The papers of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA), 1963-2016, are now available at the CSL&RC. Discover more through the SIDA Finding Aid available online.

Older woman in front of exhibition display.


Family connectionMonday 2 March 2020

One of the first visitors to our new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney had a more personal connection than most.

Visitors reading label in front of vehicles on display.


Uncover the collection: Museums Discovery CentreMonday 2 March 2020

With free entry every weekend, interactive and educational programs for children of all ages during the school holidays, community events throughout the year, and a range of tours available, the Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) offers something for everyone!

Man with artwork of gravel in shapes of broad arrow and emu prints on darker gravel with barracks window behind.


Q&A: Jonathan JonesMonday 2 March 2020

The artist’s major new installation at the Hyde Park Barracks inspires visitors to consider the dual history of this important site.

Scan from photo print

Hyde Park Barracks

Rats the 'first curators' at Hyde Park Barracks: ABC NewsThursday 20 February 2020