We were delighted to host our esteemed donors and supporters for a magical night of art and music at Elizabeth Bay House recently as part of this year’s Annual Appeal campaign. 

Featuring an address by Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin MLC, guests also enjoyed a special viewing of works by queer photographic artist, Gerwyn Davies, a Brix Distillers Rum Bar in the Cellar, and an outstanding performance by singer Christine Anu in the Saloon.

Plus on hand to greet guests were our delightful hosts drag queens Dakota and Riot.

Sydney Living Museums is extremely grateful for the support of our donors which allows us to be ambitious, creative, and far-reaching with preserving, researching, and presenting content about our history.  

Found out more about our 2022 Annual Appeal online. Your tax-deductible donation will help us to preserve our historically significant sites.  






Drawing room at Vaucluse House.


How to manage mould in our homesMonday 21 March 2022

To help you manage mould at home, we’re sharing insights into how we manage mould in our house museums and some tips you can use to tackle mould at your house. 

Vaucluse House Tearooms kitchen


Estate Vaucluse House kitchen upgradeTuesday 21 September 2021

Exterior of white-painted two storey building with verandahs.


Conservation in action: Rum Hospital's verandah and columnsThursday 9 September 2021

Structural repairs and conservation of the timber verandah and columns of the former ‘Rum Hospital’

Looking over a pair of sandstone turrets towards treetops and garden.


Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021

After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.

Pieces of cut and shaped sandstone on ground.


Conservation in action: The turret stone has arrived! Wednesday 2 December 2020

We were very excited to receive the beautiful new replacement stone for the turrets at Vaucluse House this week.