Annual Appeal 2020

Our history, heritage and stories matter


These are extraordinary times and the impact of COVID-19 has been profound and far-reaching. However, the important work of Sydney Living Museums continues, and we need your support more than ever.

Sydney Living Museums is a world leader in the ways we embrace and interpret history, heritage, and the stories of our unique and historically important museums, houses and gardens. Our 12 significant properties offer visitors unforgettable experiences and remarkable journeys through time and place.

As we begin to reopen our museums and historic houses, Sydney Living Museums continues to cherish these properties by undertaking our core business of conserving, maintaining, researching and activating them. 

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

All donations, whatever their size, make a real difference.


Sydney Living Museums serves all people of NSW by preserving, repairing and engaging with both our tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Our shared bond, our sense of community and identity are manifest in our history and our present.

Susannah Sweeney, Chair, SLM Foundation


Support our Annual Appeal 2020

What can your financial gift achieve?

It allows us to undertake vital heritage conservation projects across our 12 museums and historic houses. 

It helps us to create innovative, engaging and inclusive education programs. 

It allows us to deepen our engagement with Indigenous stories and histories across our sites.

It helps us to record, conserve, digitise and share collections with a wider audience.

It contributes to artistic collaborations with contemporary artists that bring history to life.

It contributes to building our collections through new acquisitions. 


Contact us

We are happy to discuss your ideas, feedback and thoughts on fundraising campaigns. If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact:

Judy Tanna
Head of Development & Fundraising
T: 02 8239 2433
M: 0408 232 962

Our museums are held ‘in trust’ for future generations, and we must preserve them to ensure a future as valuable as their past. We can do this with your support through our Annual Appeal 2020.

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Individual donations are crucial to the future growth and preservation of our unique portfolio of 12 historic houses and museums.

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Join the Heritage Housekeepers

Donations of $1000 help us to carry out vital heritage conservation work on our 12 sites. Find out more about becoming a Heritage Housekeeper.

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Join the Governors’ Circle

Donations of $5000 or more make a significant and positive impact on the interpretation and maintenance of our historic sites. Learn more about the Governors’ Circle.

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Leave a bequest

A bequest is a generous way of making a lasting contribution for future generations.

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