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

Jessie the elephant en route to Taronga Zoo in 1916.

Museum of Sydney

How do you move a zoo? If you are an elephant, on tiptoes...Tuesday 28 September 2021

Vaucluse House Tearooms kitchen


Estate Vaucluse House kitchen upgradeTuesday 21 September 2021

Exterior of white-painted two storey building with verandahs.


Conservation in action: Rum Hospital's verandah and columnsThursday 9 September 2021

Structural repairs and conservation of the timber verandah and columns of the former ‘Rum Hospital’

Iridescent by Gerwyn Davies

Museum of Sydney

The artist behind Australia’s most outlandish selfiesMonday 6 September 2021

Pacifica Frances Burke textile


Frances Burke TextilesMonday 30 August 2021

A wonderful new book has hit our desk in the last week - Frances Burke: designer of modern textiles. Authors Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs have produced...