Celebrate Vivid Sydney 2017

With free late night entry at Museum of Sydney on Saturdays during Vivid Sydney!

From 26 May until 17 June, Museum of Sydney will host two stunning light installations as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.


Artist: Thi Nguyen

See a representation of the brightest star in the night sky in the Museum’s viewing cube. Fibre-optic cables will be stretched and suspended to create stunning abstract lines of light. Sirius is an appropriate work to be exhibited on the site of first Government House: HMS Sirius was the flagship of Captain Arthur Phillip’s First Fleet.

Find out more about Sirius


Artist: JHA Consulting Engineers

Visitors to the Museum Forecourt will experience the elusive and ethereal qualities of cloud and water in a sensory journey incorporating sound and lighting effects in the installation Unsui, created by JHA Consulting Engineers.

The term unsui comes from the practices of Zen Buddhism; literally translating as ‘cloud water’, it represents a meditative state.

Find out more about Unsui


During Vivid Sydney, the Museum of Sydney will stay open for FREE entry from 6pm to 8:30pm on the following Saturdays:

  • Saturday 27 May
  • Saturday  3 June
  • Saturday 10 June
  • Saturday 17 June

During this time, enjoy free entry to the Sand in the city and Head On Photo Awards 2017 exhibitions. 


Special offer for families

Celebrate Vivid Sydney with FREE entry to the Sand in the City exhibition and enjoy an exciting craft activity (gold coin donation) for kids 3+ during the late opening hours on Saturdays.

Afterwards, treat your family to dinner at the Governor’s Table, located next to the museum, with a kids eat free offer with every adult main purchased (T & Cs apply*).

*1 x Free kids' meal with every adult main course purchased. Kids' meals include Tomato Spaghetti or Ham & Cheese Toastie. All other kids' meals are not included in the promotion.

Hospitality offers

The Governors Table at Museum of Sydney

Enjoy dinner at The Governors Table during Vivid Sydney with special offers including Prix Fixe menus: starting from $32 and kids eat free* (T & Cs apply) every Saturday throughout Vivid Sydney.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday nights from 5:30pm till late. Bookings recommended. Find out more on the Governors Table website.

*Kids Eat Free Offer works in conjunction with Sand in the City Exhibition admission, including free entry on Saturdays during Vivid Sydney.  1 x Free kids meal with every adult main course purchased. Kids meals include Tomato Spaghetti or Ham & Cheese Toastie. All other kids meals are not included in the promotion).

Venue Hire at Museum of Sydney

Create an unforgettable cocktail, presentation or private event, while admiring the stunning lighting installations hosted by Museum of Sydney this Vivid Sydney. Packages start from $110* per head, find out more on our Venues website or contact our Venues Team on +61 2 8239 2288 or venues@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au for tailored packages and availability. 

when & where

Friday 26 May – Saturday 17 June 2017


Museum of Sydney

Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988
The Governors Kitchen: 02 9241 1788