Uncover the collection: Museums Discovery Centre

 

With free entry every weekend, interactive and educational programs for children of all ages during the school holidays, community events throughout the year, and a range of tours available, the Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) offers something for everyone!

MDC is a collaboration between SLM, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and the Australian Museum. Located at Castle Hill, MDC houses an extensive and diverse range of fascinating collection items across six galleries. Visitors can find millions of treasures, with hundreds on display and thousands more waiting to be discovered through booked group tours.

Visit the MDC

Open every weekend with a special open weekend program on 28 and 29 March: slm.is/mdc

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News

Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

In response to recent developments with COVID-19, Sydney Living Museums is closing all historic houses and museums effective Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Click here for further information about the potential impact of COVID-19.

Pomelo + Co Launches meal boxes and ready-made meals

News

Pomelo + Co launches ready-made meals Tuesday 31 March 2020

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Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks: keeper of lost thingsFriday 6 March 2020

At the heart of the new visitor experience at the Hyde Park Barracks is the museum’s internationally significant archaeology collection.

Shoes, handkerchief, cap (stamped with HPA, for Hyde Park Asylum, and broad arrow), bodice and apron worn by asylum inmates.

International Women's Day

Women's stories, women's livesFriday 6 March 2020

Series of brass cogs and wheels.

Hyde Park Barracks

Conserving Australia's oldest clockFriday 6 March 2020

On its 200th anniversary, Australia’s oldest surviving public clock received some much-needed conservation and care.