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Welcome to Sydney Living Museums, a group of 12 museums, houses and gardens that will take you on a remarkable journey through time and place to experience a whole other life.

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Media release

Media release: John Gollings exhibitionTuesday 19 November 2019

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Volunteers

Museum Volunteer opportunity: Hyde Park BarracksMonday 18 November 2019

Have you got a passion for museums and a desire to help create a positive experience for visitors?

Sydney Open Trails

Sydney Open

Sydney Open TrailsThursday 24 October 2019

Gold Melting Room at the Mint

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Member & VIP Talks Program Friday 11 October 2019

This year, we are excited to invite members and VIPs to a day of drop-in talks on Sunday 3 November at the Member & VIP Lounge at the Mint.

Interior photograph looking out of Studios 54 including the blue level balcony.

Sydney Open

Just Announced: Second Release Focus ToursFriday 11 October 2019

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
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Closed for renewal project

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Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
14 December 2019
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
14 December 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
15 December 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
13 December 2019
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

Find out about our restaurants, cafes and tearooms.

Shops

Visit one of our shops while you're visiting some of our houses and museums or shop online.