One site, two worlds

 

New signage and interpretation at the Museum of Sydney, located on the site of the first Government House, is enhancing the cultural experience for visitors and strengthening ties with the rich Indigenous history of this place.

This is part of SLM’s new interpretation strategy, which focuses strongly on Indigenous perspectives of Australia’s first Government House, a site of early contact and the seat of British power for the first 57 years of the colony.

The new signage on First Government House Place (the museum’s forecourt), installed in November, helps visitors to navigate and interpret the site and its history from both a colonial and an Indigenous perspective, providing a two‑world view on the significance and impact of the first Government House. The speakers in the evocative site-specific artwork Edge of the trees have been upgraded, allowing visitors to once again enjoy the immersive aural experience of local Indigenous languages.

Inside the museum, we’re opening a new display on Saturday 24 November that presents indigenous reflections on the history of Sydney and colonisation.

Two girls in garden setting with baskets.

Children & Family

Celebrate Easter with usFriday 22 March 2019

Bring the family to Elizabeth Farm or Vaucluse House on Easter Sunday for our Egg-cellent Easter Trail!

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.

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

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.

Group of teachers and SLM staff.

Education

New Learning Advisory Panels at SLMMonday 25 March 2019

The Learning Team at SLM is thrilled to move into a very busy year with two new Learning Advisory Panels – Primary and Secondary teachers.