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 online events

Discover SLM: talk series

Every Tuesday, 4pm–4.30pm, free via zoom

Join Sydney Living Museums curatorial team as they discuss their current research in this relaxed online talk series. Each week a different curator will tackle subjects ranging from architecture to cookery.



Spring Harvest Online

Thursdays 30 September-28 October, 4pm–4.30pm, free via zoom

Each week artisan food producers, educators and foragers will share original seasonal recipes in our weekly online program of live food demonstrations.



From the Collection

Francis Burke textiles

A new book on designer Francis Burke (1904–1994) explores her career as a textile designer, manufacturer, retailer and businesswoman. 


Rose Seidler recipe collection

Recently translated from the original German, recipes kept by Rose Seidler provide valuable insight into her culinary heritage and Austrian identity.



SLM in 3D

A project to capture 3D scans of all Sydney Living Museums properties will greatly assist conservation work and create exciting new interpretation opportunities far into the future. 



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

Enjoy craft and other activities at home during the school holidays, inspired by our exhibitions and museums.

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.

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How to Move a Zoo

This new interactive children’s exhibition tells the amazing story of how a menagerie of Sydney’s favourite animals travelled from Moore Park Zoo to their new purpose-built home at Taronga Zoological Park in 1916. 

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Online shop

House Plants Vintage Puzzle 1000 Pieces
Indoor Jungle
The Terrace House: Reimagined for the Australian Way of Life
Erstwilder x Jocelyn Proust Protea Brooch


Latest news

Frontispiece Frugal housewife Mrs Child


Making the Most of YourselfMonday 18 October 2021

Join CSL&RC librarian Dr Matthew Stephens, assistant curator Marina Grilanc and the State Library's Margot Riley for a discussion on domestic advice manuals, the 'self-help books of the 19th century.' This event is being hosted as part of Rare Book Week.

History Extension Online Seminar


The Project: History Extension Online Seminar 2021Thursday 14 October 2021

We are thrilled to announce bookings are now open for our online History Extension seminar, presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW.

Museum of Sydney exterior at night


Hospitality Partner Opportunity at Museum of SydneyWednesday 13 October 2021

A rare opportunity awaits a strategic & innovative restauranteur, catering and hospitality service provider at the Museum of Sydney.

Vaucluse House


COVID-19 updateFriday 8 October 2021

Sydney Living Museums is delighted to announce that we are reopening some of our museums and historic houses from Monday 11 October, with the safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff our foremost priority.