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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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18/HMP002 Visitor Services OfficerMonday 6 August 2018

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Museum of Sydney

Thank you to our Governors Kitchen patrons for their supportSaturday 4 August 2018

The Governors Kitchen cafe will be closed for ongoing renovations from Friday 3 August. Throughout August, visitors can enjoy coffee, cold beverages and light refreshments from the coffee cart located on the museum forecourt.

Interior of tearooms with table set for high tea.

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House Tearooms has one of best high teas in SydneyFriday 3 August 2018

The Tearooms at Vaucluse House have come in at number 3 on a list of the best high teas in Sydney, according to TimeOut.

Bronze sculptures of birds installed on the roof of museum.

Museum of Sydney

Tracey Emin’s handmade bronze birds: have you spotted them?Wednesday 1 August 2018

See this dreamy City of Sydney video of Tracey Emin’s 'The Distance of Your Heart' installation of bronze birds around Sydney, including at Museum of Sydney.

Plate of stew with fork and spoon.

SLM Food

ABC News: What did Sydney's early settlers eat?Monday 30 July 2018

Long before cultural diversity gifted Sydney its vibrant and accessible foodscape, colonial settlers were reliant on stews, native spinach and even imported ice to keep their meals exciting.

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
17 August 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
18 August 2018
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
18 August 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
19 August 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.