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 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 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 our work in preserving the significant heritage properties in our care. To learn how you can further support our heritage conservation work, please visit Sydney Living Museums Foundation.



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.

  • Sydney Open

    Get presale tickets and priority access to 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



Elinor Wrobel, curator of the Lucy Osburn - Nightingale Foundation Museum.


Meet our Members: Elinor WrobelMonday 25 February 2019

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.

Membership Office

The Membership Office can be contacted via phone and email, Monday - Friday, during business hours. 

p: +61 2 8072 4515 

Bookings Office

For general and event enquiries please contact:

p: +61 2 8239 2211

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