We invite you to join us in a new musical experiment, bringing the music of the 19th century into the 21st century.
Six generations of Rouse and Terry families occupied Rouse Hill House & Farm from its construction in the early 1800s until the late 1990s, when it opened as a museum.
The first stage of a major conservation project at Rouse Hill Estate involved removing thousands of objects accumulated over 150 years of the property’s occupation.
The historic gardens at Rouse Hill Estate and Vaucluse House showed remarkable resilience through the heat and bushfires of 2019–20. Tristan Harman, a member of our Horticulture Team, explains his practices and introduces some of the gardens’ star performers
The four post bed dating to the 1820s is one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the house at Rouse Hill Estate. Recently, we removed the covers for a good clean.
In our Revealed moments we dive deep into our storerooms to share with you the unseen parts of our collections. We will expose the unusual and obscure objects that are not often seen, to Reveal the vast and intriguing collections of Sydney Living Museums.
In 1919, Spanish flu gripped the world. In 2020, as we confront COVID-19, the media headlines and reports from the earlier pandemic are all too familiar.
In a year when COVID-19 devastates the world, it’s timely to reflect on an earlier pandemic that affected every aspect of life, including at our properties.
A Suffolk countrywoman turned Hawkesbury midwife; twice sentenced to death and twice reprieved; transported to New South Wales in 1801 and transformed after her death into a romantic literary heroine
In the late 1960s, John Terry, then a young man living at Rouse Hill House, composed avant-garde music which he set to abstract projected images, and performed at various locations in Sydney.