Reciprocal Member Weekend

FREE for members

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To celebrate our members, we are excited to open the doors to a selection of Sydney’s key cultural, historic and scientific museums for free*.

Join us for our Reciprocal Member Weekend and discover, see, explore and enjoy the many wonders across Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) and Sydney Living Museums.

On 9 & 10 December, members of Australian Museum, MAAS and Sydney Living Museums can enjoy free admission to the following museums and galleries:

Australian Museum: Open 9.30am–5pm

Inspiring exploration of nature and culture you can visit the permanent collection for free, including the magnificently restored Westpac Long Gallery – featuring 200 Treasures  of the Australian Museum. Members also receive member prices for the special exhibition Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age, where you'll discover fossils, life-size replicas and a 42,000-year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba. Members also enjoy a 20% discount at No. 1 William Street Café and the Garden Shed and a 10% discount at the Australian Museum Gift Store.

Register your interest for Australian Museum here.

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences: Open 10am–5pm

Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory

Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Visit the permanent collection for free or immerse yourself in a magical imaginary world and rediscover the art of play at Future Park, the latest exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum where members receive a 10% discount on ticket prices. Members also receive a 10% discount at the MAAS Café and Shop at the Powerhouse Museum. 

Register your interest for Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory here.

Sydney Living Museums: Open 10am–5pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum and Museum of Sydney

Caring for 12 of the state’s most important historic houses, gardens and museums, Sydney Living Museums brings to life Sydney's past. Australian Museums and MAAS members can visit three of Sydney Living Museums locations and exhibitions for free during this weekend, including two of the latest exhibitions Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties and Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab just launched at Museum of Sydney. Members can enjoy 10% off their retail purchase in store at the Hyde Park Barracks Museums shop, the Justice & Police Museum shop and the Museum of Sydney shop plus a 10% discount at The Bakehouse and The Governors Table.

Register your interest for Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum and Museum of Sydney here.

*Please Note:

  • Free Entry will be given to members who can show a valid membership card or receipt from the participating museum or gallery
  • Entry will be at the discretion of the institution
  • This offer is only valid on the advertised days and during normal open hours
  • Any additional guests with the member will have to pay an entry fee
  • Please note that free entry does not include admission to special exhibitions at MAAS and Australian Museum.

Be sure to share your posts of the day including @sydlivmus, @australianmuseum, @maasmuseum, @powerhousemuseum and @sydneyobservatory.


When & Where

Saturday 9 December 2017 10AM–5PM
Sunday 10 December 2017 10AM–5PM


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