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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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Hyde Park Barracks

Thank you to Bakehouse patrons for their supportMonday 16 July 2018

Banner promoting NAIDOC week 2018 Because of her we can.

 

NAIDOC Week 2018Monday 9 July 2018

 

Turning up the heatThursday 5 July 2018

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Education

Free virtual excursion live from Vaucluse HouseWednesday 27 June 2018

We invite Stage 1 classes to be a part of our free virtual excursion, live from Vaucluse House on Tuesday 31 July. Meet our colonial gastronomer to investigate how food preparations has changed between the 19th century and today and make your own butter.

Next 30 Days
Monday 20 August 2018 - Wednesday 19 September 2018
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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
24 August 2018
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
22 August 2018
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
25 August 2018
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
25 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
26 August 2018
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
22 August 2018
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
22 August 2018
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
21 August 2018
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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.