Donate to Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums is a unique organisation tasked with preserving, conserving and maintaining 12 heritage properties in NSW, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks. We need your support to ensure we remain engaging and relevant for our visitors.

There are many ways you can give to Sydney Living Museums, including personal donations and bequests or through corporate partnerships.

Your support enables us to:

  • preserve and conserve our 12 unique sites for future generations
  • deepen engagement with Indigenous histories
  • develop aspirational and inspiring public programs
  • build our collections, acquiring objects of national significance
  • develop innovative and inclusive educational programs

Your support is imperative to the future of Sydney Living Museums. We thank you for your generosity.

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Sydney Living Museums understands the dynamic nature of house museums and presents them to the public in an enticing way.

Penelope Seidler AM
Sydney Living Museums Trustee and Governors’ Circle member


Annual Appeal 2020

While our museums and historic houses are temporarily closed, we continue to cherish these properties by undertaking our core business of conserving, researching and activating them. Help us to continue this important work by supporting Sydney Living Museums through the Annual Appeal 2020.

Donate now to the Annual Appeal

Hyde Park Barracks Appeal

A visionary project to renew the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, creating a world class museum showcasing the history and development of this 200 year old UNESCO world heritage site.

Find out more about the appeal

The Sound Heritage project

An estimated 3,000 pieces of printed and hand-copied sheet music are held in our collections; we need your support to conserve, document, digitise and interpret this remarkable collection.

Learn more about the Sound Heritage project

Join the Heritage Housekeepers

Gifts of $1000 will help us to carry out vital heritage conservation work on our 12 sites.

Become a Heritage Housekeeper today

Join the Governors’ Circle

Gifts of $5000 or more are acknowledged with membership to the Governors’ Circle and deeper engagement with our work.

Become a Governors’ Circle member today

Leave a bequest

Your bequest is a legacy for future generations and ensures integrity, authenticity and longevity in the work that we do.

Learn more about leaving a bequest

Meet our donors


About the Sydney Living Museums Foundation

The Foundation supports and assists the Board of Trustees by encouraging philanthropic support and interest in the work of Sydney Living Museums.

With a portfolio of 12 properties, including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks and The Mint, philanthropy is essential to ensure we continue to care and preserve our unique sites for future generations.

More about the Sydney Living Museums Foundation.

We see it as an imperative to include all in our shared history and provide our students with the opportunity to gain a diversity of lived experiences so that they are better equipped to function effectively in our society.

Teacher, Marayong Public School
on the Unlocking Heritage education program

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Contact us

We are happy to discuss your ideas, feedback and thoughts on fundraising campaigns. If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact:

Judy Tanna
Head of Development & Fundraising
T: 02 8239 2433
M: 0408 232 962