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.



We have visited so many amazing places as part of our membership and of course Sydney Open is simply fantastic!  This membership is the best value for us and we enjoy so much feeling a part of preserving Sydney's rich history.

Membership benefits

  • Free Entry

    Visit our 12 museums and historic houses with year-round access.

  • Exhibition Entry

    See our unique and engaging exhibitions for free.

  • Exclusive Events

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

  • Presale Tickets

    Opportunity to buy tickets to our signature events first.

  • Guest Passes

    Receive two museum entry passes to share with friends or family.

  • Member Discounts

    Enjoy member discounts across our seasonal program of events.

  • Kids included

    Your membership provides free access for up to 4 kids.

  • Members’ Magazine

    Enjoy a subscription to Unlocked, our award winning quarterly magazine.

  • Reciprocal benefits

    Enjoy a range of benefits and offers from our friends. Find out more.

  • Shop & Dine

    10% discount at our shops and restaurants.


Membership types


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


Costume collection at Museums Discovery Centre.


Museum storage: the ultimate treasure troveTuesday 5 June 2018

Members go behind the scenes at The Museums Discovery Centre.

Dr Mark Dunn and Dr Lisa Murray at The Mint.


Meet our members: Dr Lisa Murray & Dr Mark DunnWednesday 17 January 2018

We sat down with historians and members Lisa and Mark to chat about their love of history and Sydney Living Museums.


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 

SLM Bookings

p: +612 8239 2211

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