Playing our song
Making music at Sydney Living Museums
Music offers a unique window into our past, and the stories and collections of Sydney Living Museums’ properties contain compelling clues about the music played and enjoyed by earlier generations.
WW1: stories from our museums
Often poignant and sometimes heartbreaking, the stories reveal combatants, pacifists, patriotic fundraisers and anti-war activists, explore broader narratives of patriotism and expressions of jingoism, and touch on the aftermath of war and the memorialisation of those who enlisted.
Read the stories behind our current Street Photography exhibition and learn more about the remarkable acquisition of a collection of 5000 street snaps which provides a lively and revealing record of one Sydney street in 1950 and offers a rare glimpse through the street photographer’s lens.
The Cook & the Curator
For years we’ve enjoyed sharing our kitchens and vegie gardens and running special food programs for children and adults alike. The Cook and the Curator blog is just one way we’ll share our stories, places and recipes with you – so look out for upcoming events and programs.
Plant your history
From basic plant information, gardening techniques and tips, through historic versus contemporary understanding of gardens, to what’s currently in bloom at our sites, they have plenty of insights for you.
Spanning two city blocks in Circular Quay, Quay Quarter will be a mixed-use development that combines the revolutionary workplace architecture of Quay Quarter Tower (designed by architects 3XN ) with highly considered residential and fine-grain laneway retail and heritage refurbishments.
Amanda Blair and Ric Leplastrier at the Tom Uren House
In 1988, architect Richard Leplastrier completed this lovingly crafted house for Labor leader and environmentalist Tom Uren. In 2020 we sit down with Leplastrier and the current owner Amanda Blair, to discuss the house and the architect’s ongoing connection to it.