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In line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Sydney Living Museums is closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. Read more

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SIDA Archive At CSL&RCWednesday 4 March 2020

The papers of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA), 1963-2016, are now available at the CSL&RC. Discover more through the SIDA Finding Aid available online.

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Family connectionMonday 2 March 2020

One of the first visitors to our new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney had a more personal connection than most.

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Collections

Uncover the collection: Museums Discovery CentreMonday 2 March 2020

With free entry every weekend, interactive and educational programs for children of all ages during the school holidays, community events throughout the year, and a range of tours available, the Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) offers something for everyone!

Man with artwork of gravel in shapes of broad arrow and emu prints on darker gravel with barracks window behind.

 

Q&A: Jonathan JonesMonday 2 March 2020

The artist’s major new installation at the Hyde Park Barracks inspires visitors to consider the dual history of this important site.

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Hyde Park Barracks

Rats the 'first curators' at Hyde Park Barracks: ABC NewsThursday 20 February 2020

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
Museum of Sydney will be closed until further notice.
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Hyde Park Barracks will be closed until further notice.
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Law and order
Justice & Police Museum will be closed until further notice.
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A country house by the harbour
Vaucluse House will be closed until further notice.
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Modern architecture in a historic place
The Mint will be closed until further notice.
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John Macarthur's domain
Elizabeth Farm will be closed until further notice.
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Home to four generations of women
Meroogal will be closed until further notice.
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Sydney's working-class heritage
Susannah Place will be closed until further notice.
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Iconic mid 20th-century design
Rose Seidler House will be closed until further notice.
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Untouched history
Rouse Hill Estate will be closed until further notice.
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Australia's finest interior
Elizabeth Bay House will be closed until further notice.
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A specialised research resource
The library will be closed until further notice.
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