Discover Sydney on Australia Day: half-price entry


Commemorate the story of Australia and celebrate our diversity, achievements and future with half-price entry to our museums and historic houses. 

Adult $6
Concession/Child $4
Family $15
Members FREE
Children under 5 FREE

Uncover Sydney’s history in the CBD:

  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum – learn about convict Sydney at the site central to the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation;
  • Justice & Police Museum – explore what was once the city’s busiest legal hub and uncover the salacious stories of Sydney’s past;
  • Museum of Sydney – witness Sydney’s ever-changing skyline at Demolished Sydney, celebrate our world-famous beaches at Sand in the City and view the remains of first Government House; 
  • Susannah Place Museum – discover the ordinary lives that left an extraordinary legacy on modern Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood, The Rocks (by booked tour only);

Pack a picnic and explore our beautiful historic houses:

  • Rouse Hill House & Farm – explore a house and farm owned by six generations of one family and say hello to the newborn calves; 
  • Vaucluse House – journey through one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds; 
  • Elizabeth Farm (Rosehill) – view an early colonial bungalow, work as a convict servant and do some hand washing, just as they did in the 1800s; 
  • Meroogal (Nowra) – discover the story of the ‘Roogal’ women and wander through a house handed down through four generations of women from one local family.

We are also offering 20% off all books in our museum stores and online shop. To access the discount online use the code: AUSDAY1720 

Please note: Rose Seidler House, Elizabeth Bay House, The Mint and Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection will be closed on Australia Day. 

LEGO model of whole house.

The Cook and the Curator

Dining brick by brickThursday 22 June 2017

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Illustration of dinner.

The Cook and the Curator

What shall we have for dinner?Thursday 15 June 2017

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The Cook and the Curator

A slip of the tongueThursday 8 June 2017

Outdoor setting with raging creek in full flow.

Vaucluse House

Tempests and Torrents at Vaucluse HouseWednesday 7 June 2017

Staff picking their way to Vaucluse House this morning between bouts of heavy rain were met with a novel sight.