The Governors' Circle

Governors’ Circle members are a significant group of generous donors who support Sydney Living Museums in their important heritage conservation work. They play a key role in helping us to preserve and conserve our heritage properties for current and future generations.

With more than 300 conservation projects planned or in train, we are ensuring that our rich heritage remains open and accessible to over 1 million visitors annually. From the UNESCO World Heritage‑listed Hyde Park Barracks to modernist icon Rose Seidler House, each property has an individual plan for its conservation and management that embraces the specific qualities, significance and histories of that place and guides our approach to activities.

Our museums are held ‘in trust’ for future generations. Our role is to give our properties and places a future as valuable as their past, and for this reason we ask for support.

Sydney Living Museums deserves support for the great job it does in presenting important aspects of the New South Wales past to the wider community while always maintaining the highest professional standards.

David Carment AM
Emeritus Professor of History and Governors’ Circle member


We invite you to join the Governors’ Circle.

Your generous gift of $5000 will be used to further the vision and work of SLM as Australia’s leading cultural heritage organisation. It makes a great difference to our conservation work, our collections, and to the programs and activities that bring new visitors to our properties.

As a valued member of the Governors’ Circle, you are acknowledged with regular events, benefits, behind-the-scenes tours and deeper engagement with our work. You will also receive an SLM household membership for one year. This includes complimentary admission to all 12 houses and museums, exclusive events, 10% discount in SLM shops and restaurants, and a subscription to our award-winning Unlocked magazine. With permission, members of the Governors’ Circle will be acknowledged on our website, in the supporter pages of our Annual Report, and in selected Sydney Living Museums publications.

Your leadership in becoming a Governors’ Circle member and your support of Sydney Living Museums is gratefully acknowledged by all who share your passion for preserving Australian Heritage and history.

Please consider becoming a Governors’ Circle member today.

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