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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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Koala sitting in fork of gum tree.

Beulah

Beulah as native fauna refugeTuesday 26 June 2018

A male koala has been seen in the bushland at Beulah, our Endangered Houses Fund property south of Campbelltown, this month.

The Railway Station wallpaper

Collections

Wallpaper for trainspottersTuesday 26 June 2018

Although the railway did not officially arrive at the New South Wales town of Bathurst until 1876, at a nearby property, Blackdown, a virtual railway station had been created more than 20 years earlier... on the wallpaper.

Education

Helping with the washing at Elizabeth FarmMonday 25 June 2018

One of the many interesting roles of the Sydney Living Museums' learning team is having authentic replicas of objects specially made for use in our school education programs.

 

Blazing saddles!Thursday 21 June 2018

Brianna Library Research

Research

Colonial CaledonianFriday 15 June 2018

A new short film, ‘Colonial Caledonian’, follows Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on her exploration of early Scottish sheet music held in SLM’s collections.

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
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A World Heritage Australian convict site
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
21 July 2018
Home to four generations of women
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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
22 July 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.