Annual Appeal 2021

Our history, heritage and stories matter


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.

While 2020 was a time of upheaval, uncertainty and change, with the help of our generous supporters Sydney Living Museums continued our core business of cherishing, maintaining, researching and activating our historic sites. However, we did more than just undertake our core work; we also took the opportunity to learn, grow and evolve so that we can remain world leaders in the ways we embrace and interpret history. 

To continue this important work and achieve our ambitious plans for 2021, we invite you to support Sydney Living Museums through the Annual Appeal 2021.

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


I’ve been a supporter of SLM for many years because I believe that its philosophy and activities are essential to preserve our cultural and built history. If we don’t preserve this heritage, we lose a part of our collective soul.

Mark Tedeschi AM, QC


Support our Annual Appeal 2021

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:

Development & Fundraising
T: 02 8239 2273

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 2021.

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Donate online today

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.

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Join the Governors’ Circle

Gifts of $5000 or more will make a positive and significant impact on the future of our 12 historic sites.

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Become a Custodian

Gifts of $10,000 or more will make a powerful impact on a focus area of your choice.

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