Lighting up The Mint courtyard
Works are underway to install some new lighting in the Mint courtyard and forecourt.
The lighting will give improved visibility for night access and will also provide dramatic lighting of the buildings for evening events.
The fittings that are being installed in the photo are a line of LEDs that will up-light the facades of the original Mint buildings.
Another series of LED lights are being mounted to the underside of the courtyard plinth to provide wash light across the footpaths and flagstones.
A challenge of the project has been to get power to the light fittings.
With no existing power outlets around the courtyard cabling has had to be ducted from the under-floor services space of the front Mint building and passed under the flagstones to the central plinth.
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.
Hyde Park Barracks
Commemorating the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park BarracksMonday 31 August 2020
On Sunday 30 August 2020 the Annual Famine Commemoration was held at The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park Barracks.