Piano and chair in the drawing room, Elizabeth Bay House


Music in Our HousesFriday 20 August 2021

Over the last decade, the CSL&RC has been leading the exploration of historical music soundscapes in SLM’s houses. Join Dr Matthew Stephens as he discusses how we can convert musical museum objects into musical sound.

Elesco catalogue 1932


Online jigsaw puzzles!Wednesday 4 August 2021

Time on your hands? Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums, including this 1932 garden umbrella catalogue from the CSL&RC.

Tudor House


Our Beautiful HomesWednesday 7 July 2021

Published around 1905, Our Beautiful Homes offers us a chance to look at some of early 20th century Sydney’s finest houses and interiors. These rare publications have been digitised and made available through Internet Archive.

Sylvia Evans reading

Sydney Lockdown

Got a question for the Library?Thursday 1 July 2021

Our doors may be closed for the time being, but we are still available via our catalogue and services on this webpage and via email:

Child drawing at table.

Hyde Park Barracks

Kids’ activity trails now availableThursday 3 June 2021

Students in historic house setting.


Learning subsidyTuesday 1 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, we are pleased to offer support to selected students to attend our learning programs.

Dressup props for learning groups - three green boxes on the floor and clothes hanging up above.


Touching historyMonday 31 May 2021

To design the new learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks, we engaged with a key group of intended users – school students. 

SubStation No.164


Heritage meets sustainability: Built partnership Monday 31 May 2021

Sydney Living Museums’ corporate partnerships provide exciting opportunities to share industry insights and exclusive events with our members and audiences.