Donate to Sydney Living Museums

By supporting Sydney Living Museums you are contributing to the collective cultural and creative enrichment of our society. 

As a unique agency tasked with preserving, conserving and maintaining heritage properties in NSW, fundraising allows us to develop aspirational and inspirational public programs, acquire objects of national significance, add to our collections, develop educational programs, and put on community events.

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Our cultural institutions are our societies’ collective memory banks, and supporting them in this era of rapid change is more important than ever before.

Edward Simpson
SLM supporter

Annual Appeal 2019

Our museums are held ‘in trust’ for future generations and we must preserve them to ensure a future as valuable as their past. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Annual Appeal 2019 - we raised over $115,000 for heritage conservation, education, and the Sound Heritage project. 

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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 legacy

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
M: 0408 232 962