Image of a painting titled 'Harmony before matrimony' by William Brocas, c1805?


‘Songs of Home’ wins MAGNA AwardTuesday 3 November 2020

CSL&RC’s research librarian and curator of the ‘Songs of Home’ exhibition, Dr Matthew Stephens, has accepted this prestigious award in the Temporary and Travelling exhibition category on behalf of SLM.   

People in a dark tunnel


Sydney Open: Access Denied virtual tours Thursday 29 October 2020

We're excited that we will have Access Denied virtual tours available on the Sydney Open website as part of this year's digital program. Stay tuned for the virtual tour content going live from 7.30pm Friday 6 November.

Students and adults dancing around maypole


Excursions return in Term 4Monday 26 October 2020

Sydney Living Museums is pleased to announce the return of onsite learning programs at a selection of our houses and museums in Term 4, 2020. Available programs include:

Jungle House outlook Photo © Michael Lassman

Sydney Open

Meet our patron and ambassadorsFriday 16 October 2020

 'Manna', date unknown.


Manna as a jigsaw!Thursday 1 October 2020

The CSL&RC's pet pooch, Manna, is a jigsaw puzzle star! The favourite pet of Sylvia and Alan Evans (Alan Spearman Evans Archive) featured in the 'A Thousand Words' exhibition has been immortalised.

Man with beard with text overlay.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks website wins MAPDA 2020 awardWednesday 23 September 2020

Sydney Living Museums has just won a MAPDA award for its Hyde Park Barracks website, designed in partnership with Pollen.

Men surrounding diver in iron diving mask and suit.


How to engage with the A Thousand Words websiteFriday 4 September 2020