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 2021

Sydney Living Museums continues to cherish our properties by undertaking our core business of conserving, maintaining, researching and activating them. To help us continue this important work, we invite you to support us through the Annual Appeal 2021.

Donate to our Annual Appeal 2021

Hyde Park Barracks learning precinct

Help us to develop a dynamic learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks that will provide engaging and meaningful educational experiences for more than 30,000 people every year, of all ages and abilities.

Learn more about the learning precinct

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

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 will make a positive and significant impact on the future of our 12 historic sites. 

Become a Governors’ Circle member today

Become a Custodian

Gifts of $10,000 or more will make powerful impact on a focus area of your choice.

Learn more about becoming a Custodian

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:

Development & Fundraising
T: 02 8239 2273