In line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Sydney Living Museums will close to the public from Saturday 26 June 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 closure 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 any onsite public and members programs will be cancelled or suspended until further notice. 

The safety and wellbeing of our members, visitors, staff, volunteers and the community are our priority. Any update to these restrictions will be communicated by the NSW Government in due course and up to date information about Sydney Living Museums properties and activities will be provided on our website. 

All customers who have already purchased tickets for any event or property during this period will receive a refund shortly. Please direct any ticketing or school holiday inquiries to our Bookings Team on email

Further official information and advice on COVID-19 is available from the NSW Government website.

Although our front doors may be closed, we will continue to share the stories of our museums and historic houses with you. 

Join us online and stay connected through FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube. Follow, comment and share using our hashtag #DiscoverSLM

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Students in historic house setting.


Learning subsidyTuesday 1 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, we are pleased to offer support to selected students to attend our learning programs.

Dressup props for learning groups - three green boxes on the floor and clothes hanging up above.


Touching historyMonday 31 May 2021

To design the new learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks, we engaged with a key group of intended users – school students. 

SubStation No.164


Heritage meets sustainability: Built partnership Monday 31 May 2021

Sydney Living Museums’ corporate partnerships provide exciting opportunities to share industry insights and exclusive events with our members and audiences. 

Woman in stall decorated with colourful bunting.


Cornersmith Cooking School takes up residency at The MintFriday 7 May 2021

Cornersmith Cooking School is bringing its pop-up cooking classes to The Mint.

Elizabeth Bay House


Annual Appeal 2021Friday 23 April 2021

To help us continue our important work, we invite you to support Sydney Living Museums through the Annual Appeal 2021.