In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Sydney Living Museums will today close to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. This includes:
  • Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
  • Elizabeth Bay House
  • Elizabeth Farm
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Justice & Police Museum
  • Meroogal
  • The Mint
  • Museum of Sydney
  • Rose Seidler House
  • Rouse Hill Estate
  • Susannah Place
  • Vaucluse House

All onsite restaurants and cafes will also be closed and all bookings for Sydney Living Museums venues will be suspended until further notice.

All public programs have been suspended until further notice including onsite learning programs, performances, talks, walking tours, along with all school holiday and vacation care activities. 

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, volunteers and the community is a priority. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19. Any update to these restrictions will be communicated by the NSW Government in due course.

Our Bookings Team will contact all customers who have already purchased tickets for any event during this period about refunds or exchanges. All schools that have upcoming booked visits to any SLM site until the end of Term 2 will be contacted to discuss rescheduling or cancellation options.

Please direct any ticketing, group or school booking inquiries to our Bookings Team T: 1300 448 849 or E:

Please direct any venue hire inquiries to our Venues Team T: 8239 2333 or E:

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We encourage you to check our website and our social media to stay in touch with any future updates.

Further official information and advice on COVID-19 for community and businesses in NSW is available at  



For more information on government updates related to COVID-19, please visit:

Or call:

  •  Healthdirect: 1800 022 222
  • The National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080


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As we reopen our museums and historic houses, the safety of our visitors is of paramount importance. We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and wellbeing of everyone.

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