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Welcome to Sydney Living Museums, a group of 12 museums, houses and gardens that will take you on a remarkable journey through time and place to experience a whole other life.

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Outdoor scenes photographed in fog.

Rouse Hill House and Farm

Foggy photography at Rouse Hill House & FarmThursday 7 June 2018

There was a blanketing fog across the Sydney Basin early this morning, and Scott Hill was on hand at Rouse Hill House & Farm to capture it with his camera.

Brown leather hand sewn and shaped object with buttons and ties.

Hyde Park Barracks

Convicts ‘making do’ at the Hyde Park BarracksTuesday 5 June 2018

Costume collection at Museums Discovery Centre.

 

Museum storage: the ultimate treasure troveTuesday 5 June 2018

Members go behind the scenes at The Museums Discovery Centre.

Two images combined into one - left showing subject as student dressed in convict clothing and right showing subject as teacher.

Education

Experiencing Elizabeth Farm: as a student, then as a teacherTuesday 5 June 2018

Did you visit one of our museums when you were at school? We’d love to see your photos.

Group of pokers, shovels and other metal fire tools.

Elizabeth Bay House

Winter Warmers at Elizabeth Bay HouseWednesday 30 May 2018

It’s that time of year again! As winter rolls in at the end of this week, our curators are busily about the business of ‘wintering’ our houses.

Threads of connection

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Hidden in Plain View
The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney
Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
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An Edwardian Summer
Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen

 

Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
22 June 2018
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
23 June 2018
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
23 June 2018
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
24 June 2018
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

Find out about our restaurants, cafes and tearooms.

Shops

Visit one of our shops while you're visiting some of our houses and museums or shop online.