Luna Park - just for fun
Part of the Urban Explorers series
This Event Is
The first Urban Explorers tour will take place at Luna Park. Guided by architect and Luna Park expert Sam Marshall, discover the amazing story of Sydney’s most famous amusement park. Built in 1935, the park retains many of its original rides and features by resident artist Arthur Barton including Coney Island – a rare surviving example of an Art Deco fun house - all painstakingly restored. The park has seen many highs and lows and has been threatened repeatedly with closure, but now stands as an enduring example of a community’s fight to save a unique Sydney icon for the children of the future.
We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring a bottle of water. Event will proceed in wet weather - please dress accordingly.
Please note Luna Park rides are not included in your ticket price.
Tour led by Sam Marshall
Sam Marshall is a Sydney architect, best known for the addition to the Museum of Contemporary Art (2012). Sam is passionate about Luna Park and since 1979 has campaigned for its preservation as part of Friends of Luna Park. He is author of numerous conservation reports to save Luna Park to the Australian Heritage Commission, Heritage Council of NSW and National Trust of Australia (NSW) and worked closely with Martin Sharp. He is the author of Luna Park Just for Fun (2005).
About Urban Explorers
Urban Explorers is a series of new tours inviting visitors to explore some of Sydney’s most unique and intriguing sites and buildings.