To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

And if you’re looking for a bite to eat there are options aplenty at our beautiful venues.

We also have a great variety of school holiday programs and workshops taking place across our museums - book now

We’d love to see you at our place these holidays.


Houses and museums opening hours

Summer School Holidays

Saturday 16 December 2017 – Sunday 28 January 2018

All museums are closed on Christmas Day

Location

Opening Days

Opening Times

Elizabeth Bay House

Friday to Sunday

10am – 4pm

Elizabeth Farm

Wed to Sun until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 Jan – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

10am – 5pm

Justice & Police Museum

Saturday and Sunday

10am – 5pm

Meroogal

Saturdays only until 30 Dec 2017
Thu to Sat from 4 Jan – 27 Jan

10am – 4pm

Museum of Sydney

Daily
Closed Christmas Day 

10am – 5pm

Rose Seidler House

Sunday

10am – 4pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Wed to Sun until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 Jan – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

Susannah Place Museum

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

2pm – 5pm

The Mint

Monday to Friday
(closed on public holidays)

9am – 5pm

Vaucluse House

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

10am – 4pm


Cafe trading days

Location

Opening Days

Opening Times

Elizabeth Farm Tearoom

Weekends only until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

The Bakehouse at Hyde Park Barracks Museums

Open daily

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

10am – 4pm

Vaucluse House Tearooms

Open daily

Closed Christmas Day

Weekdays 10am – 4.30pm
Weekends 8am – 4.30pm

The Governor’s Kitchen

Open daily

Coffee cart open Friday 22 December to Tuesday 2 January (restaurant will be closed during this period)

Open daily for breakfast and lunch

COFFEE CART:
Weekdays 10am – 5pm
Weekends 9am – 5pm

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Employment

20/HC050 Heritage Project ManagerThursday 28 May 2020

Visitor experience at the Hyde Park Barracks

News

Sydney Living Museums to reopen from 1 JuneThursday 21 May 2020

Sydney Living Museums is delighted to announce we are reopening our museums and historic houses, with the safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff our main priority.

Door knocker on the front door of Meroogal

Foundation

Annual Appeal 2020Monday 4 May 2020

To help us continue our important work, we invite you to support Sydney Living Museums through the Annual Appeal 2020.

Exterior of Meroogal with Jacaranda trees in bloom

 

Meroogal Women's Art Prize updateWednesday 3 June 2020

Eat Your History publication photography at Vaucluse House

 

Q&A: Jacqui NewlingWednesday 27 May 2020

Join Jacqui Newling, Assistant curator, colonial gastronomer, author of our Eat your history book and 'the cook' in the Cook & Curator blog as we ask her about some of her favourite recipes from across our museums and historic house collections.