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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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Cartland door knockers

Digitisation

Rare Cartland Catalogue OnlineFriday 28 June 2019

As part of the CSL&RC's ongoing digitisation efforts, this rare 1886 catalogue for the James Cartland General Brass Foundry, containing a whopping 682 pages of door, window and cabinet hardware, is now available through our Internet Archive page.

Sun shining through front door and down through hall to rear of house.

Elizabeth Bay House

Winter Solstice event shining successTuesday 25 June 2019

Children peering through a window at Rouse Hill Farm

School holidays

Winter School Holidays 2019: opening hoursMonday 17 June 2019

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 August 2019
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 August 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
25 August 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
23 August 2019
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.