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, and settle in for some good long reads.

This years theme, Reflections on Identity underpins an integrated program of exciting installations, exhibitions and public programs and explores the immense collections held by Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives.

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(Re)making a home

An evocative and deeply personal collection of household items belonging to the last tenants of Susannah Place was recently acquired by Sydney Living Museums.



Interior design training in the 1940s

Helen Burgess studied design at Sydney Technical College almost 80 years ago. Her work was acquired by SLM and illustrates the school’s role in educating designers in NSW.

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Kids activities

Get crafty this Easter with a moving chicken puppet activity sheet.

Get creative


Hot cross buns

Fill your kitchen with the sweet smells of Easter, the Mrs Beeton way, with a recipe from our Cook and Curator blog.

Get cooking 

Online puzzles

Get puzzling

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

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Artisan Encounters

Thread Folk

Learn how to embroider with a project inspired by Sydney Living Museums’ collection with Libby Moore from Thread Folk in our latest Artisan Encounters online program.



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The definitive guide to houseplants
Backyard Chickens
Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948
Backyard Bees
A guide for the beginner beekeeper
Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth
Australian native foods recipes and sources


Latest news

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21/CC028 Venues Services CoordinatorFriday 5 March 2021

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21/SE005 Administrative OfficerTuesday 2 March 2021

Boy and girl laying on grass wearing bunny ears

Children & Family

Celebrate Easter with usTuesday 23 February 2021

Jump, hop and spring into the Easter weekend with our Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House.Enjoy a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games, meet some feathered...

A group of reflecting mirrored balls.

Media release

Reflections on IdentityThursday 4 February 2021

Sydney Living Museums, with NSW State Archives, announce a bold, expansive and thought provoking program for 2021.

Exterior view of Justice & Police Museum


Culture Up LateFriday 11 December 2020

This summer Sydney Living Museums will join other major arts and cultural institutions for Culture Up Late, a NSW Government initiative aimed at revitalizing Sydney’s cultural life.

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