Current partnership opportunities

Interesting and exciting opportunities currently available for partnerships with Sydney Living Museums.

Sponsor a Sleepover

Give children from disadvantaged primary schools in rural and regional NSW  the opportunity to visit Sydney and take part in a Convict Sleepover at the UNESCO World- Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum. This unique overnight experience includes convict inspired meals, convict games, a lantern lit tour of the barracks and overnight accommodation in the hammock room where convicts slept 200 years ago. Over 3,000 children and their teachers have already participated in the program as part of the Unlocking Heritage pilot project. For many of these children it was their first chance to visit Sydney and engage in the social and cultural opportunities not available to them, creating new aspirations and positively impacting on their future. $5,000 will bring 50 students and their teachers to Sydney for this life changing experience. To discuss partnering or a single sponsorship, please contact Jacky Dalton,


Underworld - Mugshots of the 1920s

December 2017

Based on the NSW Police Forensic Archive, this collection of images gives a fascinating insight into the murky underworld during a time of glitz and glamour. The stories behind the mugshots tell a tale of crime and policing. Links with Paris and NYC add an international dimension. 

(Followed by an international tour)

William Patrick O’Brien, special photograph number 1387, 27 March 1925, Central Police Station, Sydney. NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Justice & Police Museum, Sydney Living Museums

Alphabetical Sydney – Creative Lab

A creative lab based on the much loved book, Alphabetical Sydney by Antonia Pesenti and Hilary Bell, an interactive and immersive exhibition based on reading, writing and drawing,  A chance to be colourful and quirky!  The exhibition runs from November 2017 – August 2018 with expected visitor numbers of over 40,000.  This is the perfect opportunity for an organisation to partner with Sydney Living Museums and reach out to younger audiences.

Sydney Open 2018

With a premium reputation as the leading heritage organisation in NSW, Sydney Living Museums has forged the way in providing public access to heritage and contemporary buildings through the Sydney Open program, now in its 14th year. The only expertly curated Open House program in Australia, Sydney Open draws huge media attention (over $5million of media value in 2016 with greater media value anticipated in 2017) including TV coverage, radio interviews and social media activity.  Our iconic event has grown in popularity and is highly sought after by visitors, volunteers and participants – over 50,000 visitations with each visitor going to around 8 buildings across the day.   With 50-70 buildings open over one November weekend, it is a unique opportunity to deepen relationships with local communities, engage tenants and employees and give a unique insight into corporate and heritage Sydney.  

SLM is committed to engaging in collaborative partnerships which meet strategic objectives and provide mutual benefits. Partners on SLM projects have included Fairfax Media, Architecture AU, Grosvenor Place , Modern House, AMP Capital, Lendlease, P&O Cruises and others.  Opportunities for specific event sponsorship are also available.

If you would like start the Sydney Open 2018 conversation about partnering with us,  please do not hesitate to contact Joy England, Head of Development & Fundraising,

Digital Partnerships

Great opportunities exist to partner with us on a range of different and innovative programs.  We have a vision to create new and cutting edge digital displays and interactive exhibitions in great heritage spaces.  Digitising collections and images with a view to public access is an ongoing process, revealing new images and items from Australian colonial history through to today.


Heritage and History Partnerships

Interpretation and redevelopment of some of Sydney’s  best loved houses and museums create unique partnership opportunities.  From public programs through to unique events, activations  and access to content and digital assets, join our partners to create a partnership which can support your brand, your stakeholders and your audience.

Spring Harvest Festival, Elizabeth Farm. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Please call Joy England on 02 8329 2433 or email to discuss these exciting opportunities and how we can work collaboratively to create a strong partnership.