Demolished Sydney homes

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Past Event
Members and their guests are invited to join us at the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill for a Sydney Living Museums as part of the Demolished Sydney exhibition program.

Members will have the opportunity to hear Michael Lech, curator at Sydney Living Museums, discuss how the architectural objects on display at the Museum Discovery Centre were rescued from various historic Sydney homes and now help tell the story of the rise of the conservation movement  in Sydney and the beginnings of the Historic Houses Trust.

Following the talk and tour, members can explore the Museums Discovery Centre at their leisure, which holds many treasures from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and the Australian Museum. We suggest you allow approximately one hour to browse the collection.

Morning tea will be provided.


Parking onsite is limited, but free. Entry to the Museums Discovery Centre car-park is via Windsor Road entrance (marked with a number 2).

There is additional parking available on Victoria Road. Pedestrian entry is through Showground Road.


Michael Lech

Michael Lech, curator of the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection (CSL&RC) and online collections, has a deep interest in the history of houses, interiors and domestic furnishings in Australia. Michael has authored a book on the extensive wallpaper collection at the CSL&RC. He is also engaged in ongoing research into the rise and development of Australia’s department stores and furnishing trade. Michael is the current secretary of the Australiana Society.

More about Michael.

Members: $5

Member guest: $10

When & Where

Thursday 23 March 2017 11AM–12.30PM

Museums Discovery Centre, 172 Showground Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154


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