Discover SLM

Sydney Living Museums has plenty to offer online, with a wealth of stories and visual content for you to peruse along with useful resources for learning at home.

See whats new across our channels, look up activities to do at home with the family, including in the kitchen and the garden, explore our properties and our collections online, and settle in for some good long reads.

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Upcoming events

Zoo on the move

13-30 January 2022

Did you know that the grounds of Vaucluse House almost became a zoo? This January, we imagine what could have been if the animals took up residence.



Erth's Marvellous Menagerie Puppetry Workshop

20 and 21 January 2022 

Get hands-on with puppeteers from Erth, the much-loved makers of innovative and challenging theatre for young audiences.



From the collection

The Sydney Hunt Club at Rouse Hill Estate

Seen throughout Rouse Hill House are compelling reminders of how important horses were to the Rouse and Terry families. 


Crime scene photography

Find out about the officers who developed the use of photography for investigative purposes.



Jesse the elephant

More than any other zoo animal, Jessie the elephant captured the hearts of Sydneysiders, delighting visitors at Moore Park Zoo and then Taronga for more than 50 years.

Read more


Old-fashioned lemonade

As the weather warms up, make some refreshing lemonade to enjoy at home or take to a picnic. This simple recipe requires only water, sugar and lemons!

Get making 


Online puzzles

Get puzzling

Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums. 

Explore puzzles


Craft & activities

School holiday craft

Kids can let their creativity run wild with our range of fun activities inspired by the exhibition How to Move a Zoo

Get creative



Collected: Sydney Living Museums acquisitions

This new exhibition brings together an intriguing selection of objects and creative works acquired for our museums and research collections, that bring new perspectives and add texture to our heritage places and their stories.

Find out more

Iridescent by Gerwyn Davies

In this new exhibition queer photographic artist and costume maker Gerwyn Davies responds to and reimagines the museums, archives, historic houses and gardens under the care of Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives.

Find out more

Online shop

Australia’s Backyard 2022 Wall Calendar
Earth Greetings 2022 Artist Calendar
Places We Swim Sydney
Erstwilder No Christmas Fool Brooch


Latest news

NAIDOC at Rouse Hill


First Nations StrategyTuesday 5 July 2022

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22/BUF006 Building & Facilities AssistantTuesday 16 August 2022

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22/CUR018 First Nations Curator (Identified)Friday 12 August 2022

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SARA and SLM Bulk RecruitmentMonday 8 August 2022