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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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Vaucluse House

White Christmas at Vaucluse HouseFriday 21 December 2018

The staff and visitors at Vaucluse House last night weren’t dreaming; there really was a white Christmas in Vaucluse.

 

Christmas by the bookThursday 20 December 2018

Household membership to enjoy our 12 historic houses and museums

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Household Membership Summer Offer at our MuseumsTuesday 18 December 2018

From our beautiful historic houses and gardens, to our city museums and programs especially designed for families to enjoy - Sydney Living Museums is the perfect place for imaginations to run wild these holidays.

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SLM farewellsTuesday 11 December 2018

Coloured illustration of ship in harbour with smaller boats being rowed to shore in foreground.

Hyde Park Barracks

Mandy Moore’s Hyde Park Barracks ancestorMonday 10 December 2018

Hyde Park Barracks is in the family history spotlight again, with the premiere of season 10 of the US series of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring American singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore.

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
18 January 2019
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Friday
18 January 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Thursday
17 January 2019
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
20 January 2019
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
16 January 2019
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.