Sydney Living Museums Image

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.

Featured

Latest news

Handwritten letter with handwritten envelope on top.

Meroogal

Armistice Day: ‘the bells are ringing’Friday 9 November 2018

In early November 1918, Australians knew that the end of World War I was imminent and that an armistice was about to be signed between Germany and the Allies. After some false reports and premature peace rejoicings, the armistice was finally signed in France at 5am on Monday 11 November and came into effect at 11am Paris time. Reverend Tom Thorburn, Presbyterian minister, described how events unfolded in a letter written a few days later to his sister Tot Thorburn at Meroogal in Nowra.

 

Zesty flavoursThursday 8 November 2018

 

A taste of Rose Seidler’s recipesThursday 25 October 2018

Group in outdoor setting looking at archway conservation.

 

Conservation in actionWednesday 24 October 2018

On Tuesday 23 October the SLM Foundation hosted a special behind-the-scenes talk for donors on the restoration work happening at Vaucluse House to preserve the colonial segmented arched courtyard gateway.

Black and white photograph of exterior.

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House arch works beginFriday 19 October 2018

Essential maintenance work has begun to ensure the longevity of this significant architectural feature of Vaucluse House.

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
Pre-order
An Edwardian Summer
Sydney & beyond through the lens of Arthur Wigram Allen

 

Houses & Museums

Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
23 November 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
24 November 2018
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
24 November 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
25 November 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
See all Houses & Museums

 

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.