Why become a member?

Membership is one of the best ways to experience Sydney Living Museums. As a member you’ll have access to a range of member-only benefits that we know you’ll love. Our 12 unique museums and historic houses, gardens and an ever‑changing program of exhibitions, events and tours can be enjoyed year round.

About Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW. Our purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places and collections in our care on to future generations to enjoy. We were established in 1980 as the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to manage, maintain and interpret buildings and places of historic importance for the education and enjoyment of the public.

Preserving our heritage

As a member you play an important role in supporting the work of Sydney Living Museums in preserving 12 of the state’s most significant heritage properties. This includes the physical restoration and preservation of the sites, the maintenance and acquisition of our collections, and the public programs and activities that make the sites accessible.


Membership Pack

Membership benefits

  • Free Entry

    Access our 12 museums and historic houses year-round.

  • 4 Kids Free

    Up to four children free with every membership.

  • Exclusive Events

    Join our experts for exhibition previews, behind the scenes talks, tours and more.

  • Guest Passes

    Share our places with your family and friends with two free guest passes.

  • Member Discounts

    Save on over 200 events, tours and talks.

  • Presale Tickets

    Opportunity to buy tickets to our signature events first.

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    Members’ Magazine

    Stay up-to-date with a subscription to our quarterly Unlocked magazine.

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    Shop & Dine

    10% discount at our shops and restaurants.

Membership types

EVERY MEMBERSHIP includes up to FOUR CHILDREN, so you can share Sydney’s story with your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews – FOR FREE.


For one person

1 year 2 years
General $80 $144
Concession+ $72 $130


For two people at one address

1 year 2 years
General $144 $260
Concession+ $130 $233

Gift Membership

Buy for someone else

Individual Household
General $80 $144
Concession+ $72 $130

Concession rate applies to the holder of any valid NSW government concession card, or student card from a tertiary or state institution, or purchaser who lives 100km or more away from Sydney. Holders of concession cards or student cards from interstate or overseas also qualify for concession rates.

Membership terms & conditions

Membership FAQs


Exclusive Member Events

Member discounts across all events


Find out more

Become a member online today or at any one of our 12 houses and museums to start enjoying exclusive member benefits.

Have a look at our Membership FAQs and our Terms & Conditions for more details.

Contact us

Membership Office

p: +612 8072 4515 

Box Office

p: +612 8239 2211

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Black bakelite telephone, 1950s. Justice and Police Museum Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Photo (c) Jamie North