Projects funded at Museum of Sydney and Hyde Park Barracks


The Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the site of the first Government House at the Museum of Sydney were successful in securing grants in this year’s Protecting National Historic Sites program.

The Commonwealth Government has approved a total of over $4.4 million in funding for 25 projects to help protect, manage and conserve historic sites on the National Heritage List.

The $250,000 in funding awarded to the barracks will enable the design and development of interpretive tools to deliver a greatly enhanced multi-sensory experience for visitors with disabilities as well as special education resources to improve intellectual access for children with hearing and vision impairment.

The first Government House grant of $240,000 will support the creation of new dedicated learning and experiential facilities for schools and families and a new primary school education program that promotes greater engagement with and understanding of the site and its significance.

White picket fence surrounding house with purple flowering jacaranda.

Meroogal Womens Art Prize

People's Choice announced for Meroogal Women's Art PrizeMonday 11 March 2019

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award was announced at the property on the Saturday following International Women’s Day 2019.

Unidentified family, 1950, Martin Place, Sydney,  Ikon Studio. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums.

International Women's Day

Women's stories, women's livesThursday 7 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day, we've brought together some of the stories of the lives of women associated with our houses, our exhibitions and our collections.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewalThursday 10 January 2019

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum will close on 29 January 2019 for a major renewal project that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site into a world-leading heritage destination.

Two children looking in through window from verandah.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays 2019: opening hoursMonday 17 September 2018

Two girls in garden setting with baskets.

Children & Family

Celebrate Easter with usFriday 22 March 2019