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Welcome to Sydney Living Museums, a group of 12 museums, houses and gardens that will take you on a remarkable journey through time and place to experience a whole other life.

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Gold Melting Room at the Mint

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Member & VIP Talks Program Friday 11 October 2019

This year, we are excited to invite members and VIPs to a day of drop-in talks on Sunday 3 November at the Member & VIP Lounge at the Mint.

Interior photograph looking out of Studios 54 including the blue level balcony.

Sydney Open

Just Announced: Second Release Focus ToursFriday 11 October 2019

Two people at top of escalator looking up at ceiling.

Sydney Open

Meet our AmbassadorsThursday 26 September 2019

Our 2019 ambassadors come from a range of backgrounds; architecture, design, arts, culture, photography and media but share a common love of Sydney’s architecture.

Tour leader talking about exhibit to group in foreground.

Songs of Home

Donors enjoy ‘Songs of Home’ curator-led tourWednesday 25 September 2019

Volunteers in the courtyard of The Mint for the closing celebration of Sydney Open 2017

Sydney Open

Sydney Open volunteers: a personal perspectiveWednesday 25 September 2019

Sydney Open, an iconic event in Sydney’s calendar that couldn’t be possible without the hundreds of passionate volunteers, that enlighten Sydney siders and visitors alike of the history of this great city.

Eat Your History
Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens
Deep Time Dreaming
Uncovering Ancient Australia
Underworld
Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties
How Cities Work
By James Gulliver Hancock

 

Houses & Museums

On the site of first Government House
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
Law and order
NEXT OPEN Saturday
16 November 2019
A country house by the harbour
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
13 November 2019
Modern architecture in a historic place
OPEN TODAY
9.30AM-5PM
John Macarthur's domain
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
13 November 2019
Home to four generations of women
NEXT OPEN Saturday
16 November 2019
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
17 November 2019
Untouched history
NEXT OPEN Wednesday
13 November 2019
Australia's finest interior
NEXT OPEN Friday
15 November 2019
A specialised research resource
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
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Restaurants, cafes & tearooms

Find out about our restaurants, cafes and tearooms.

Shops

Visit one of our shops while you're visiting some of our houses and museums or shop online.