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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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Curious Caledonians in Conversation event at the Mint.

 

Curious Caledonians in Conversation at the MintTuesday 27 August 2019

On 11 June donors were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, as part of the Sound Heritage Project.

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Sydney Open

Sydney Open Sunday Program Sneak PeekThursday 22 August 2019

Be the first to enjoy a sneak peek of some exciting buildings from this year’s Sunday program and purchase your Sydney Open Pass from today!

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Education

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Whimsical wallpaper of space travel from the 1950s

 

1950s sci-fi wallpaper Wednesday 24 July 2019

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Library Display

New Library DisplaysTuesday 23 July 2019

Whet your appetite for the Songs of Home exhibition at the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, where our new displays explore how, even before CDs and Spotify, Sydney homes were filled with music.

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
OPEN TODAY
10AM-5PM
A country house by the harbour
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Modern architecture in a historic place
NEXT OPEN Monday
23 September 2019
John Macarthur's domain
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Home to four generations of women
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Sydney's working-class heritage
OPEN TODAY
2PM-5PM
Iconic mid 20th-century design
NEXT OPEN Sunday
22 September 2019
Untouched history
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
Australia's finest interior
OPEN TODAY
10AM-4PM
A specialised research resource
NEXT OPEN Tuesday
24 September 2019
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