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Our history, heritage and stories matter
Sydney Living Museums is a world leader in the ways we embrace and interpret history, heritage, and the stories of our unique and historically important museums, houses and gardens.
Hear from Adam Lindsay, Executive Director of SLM and the NSW State Archives speak about the vital work that we do and how your support helps us achieve our ambitious plans in the below video:
History Reflected - coming soon
History Reflected takes visitors on an unexpected journey through pivotal moments in our history.
Making the bed at Rouse Hill Estate
While Rouse Hill Estate is temporarily closed to visitors, we are busy behind the scenes inspecting, cleaning and caring for the collection. The four post bed dates to the 1820s , making it one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the house.
Cornersmith Cooking School
We’re excited to announce our new residency program with one of Sydney ’s most beloved cooking schools.
Rustic and modern decoration of our home
Be inspired by the colourful and vibrant interior designs of Compositions d'interieurs rustiques et modernes, by J. Gauget, published in France, 1929. The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection is a treasure trove for interior design.
Timber work box
This timber work box or caddy, made by Kenneth McKenzie, c1900 has been intricately inlaid with Australian timbers. The inlay on the front panel of the box features a semi-circular fan design, flanked on the top and sides by bands containing alternating coloured lozenges.
The colonial kitchen at Vaucluse House is stocked with pickles and preserves using nineteenth century preservation techniques and authentic heirloom produce from the kitchen garden.
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
Recycled seeded paper
Make your own recycled seeded paper, inspired by Healing land, remembering Country by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert which currently calls Elizabeth Farm home.
COVID-19 updateFriday 25 June 2021
In line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Sydney Living Museums will close to the public from Saturday 26 June to Friday 2 July (inclusive) to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state.
Cornersmith Cooking School takes up residency at The MintFriday 7 May 2021
Cornersmith Cooking School is bringing its pop-up cooking classes to The Mint.