Celebrate Australia Day

 

Enjoy general entry at concession price to a selection of our historic houses and museums, experience a musical installation and help build a giant LEGO® cruise ship all on Australia Day.

Build a LEGO® cruise ship

Head to Museum of Sydney where only on Australia Day, you can help build a giant cruise ship with LEGO guided by Australia’s only certified LEGO professional, Ryan McNaught. Participation is free and you’ll also go in the draw to win a P&O family cruise. Registration is recommended.

Afterwards, see our current exhibition, Sydney Harbour Icons with LEGO® Bricks at the Museum of Sydney. Bookings are essential. 

Experience the last day of Pleasure Garden at Vaucluse House

Enjoy the final day of our special presentation of Pleasure Garden in partnership with Sydney Festival at Vaucluse House.  Immerse yourself in the beautiful pleasure garden transformed by artist Genevieve Lacey into an interactive instrument that combines 17th century music by Jacob van Eyck with newly composed music. 

Discover Sydney’s story in the city

Join a tour at Susannah Place Museum to discover the stories of the hard working families who lived in The Rocks. Then, make your way to Macquarie Street to visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Relax at our historic houses, take a free family tour or get crafty

Join a free family friendly tour and keep the kids busy with crafts throughout the day at Vaucluse House, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Elizabeth Farm and Elizabeth Bay House.  Or treat yourself to a high tea at Vaucluse House Tearooms (reservations essential).

Enjoy concession entry for general admission to the following museums and houses:

Three women holding bouquets outside house.

Meroogal

Announcing this year's Meroogal Women's Art Prize winnersTuesday 25 September 2018

Meet our three Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2018 winners: Tamara Dean (First Prize), Kim Davies (Second Prize) and Beth Norling (Highly Commended).

Exhibition cases being worked on.

Exhibition

How exhibitions workTuesday 16 October 2018

Our 3D Design intern, Isabelle Edwards shares insights into the development of How Cities Work, a children’s exhibition opening at Museum of Sydney this December.

 

Three fruit marmaladeThursday 11 October 2018

Looking up at tall glassfronted buildings from below.

Sydney Open

Sydney Open TrailsWednesday 10 October 2018

Get the most from our exciting program with our newly curated trails, shortlisting key buildings not-to-be-missed with your Sydney Open Pass.

 

What a difference a day makesThursday 27 September 2018