History Reflected takes visitors on an unexpected journey through pivotal moments in our history.

The exhibition profiles 25 of the most iconic, treasured and curious items from the NSW State Archives Collection alongside bold contemporary reflections from artists, writers, curators and commentators. Challenging, emotionally arresting and surprising, History Reflected invites audiences to contemplate the past, present and future and will change the way we look at history.


A collaboration between Sydney Living Museums and State Archives.
3 July 2021 - 21 November 2021


The exhibition is included with general museum admission. Members and children under 5 years enjoy free museum entry.

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Exhibition Partners - Quay Quarter Sydney, Grosvenor Place