Susannah
Place

Sydney Living Museums is closing Susannah Place from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19.

Susannah Place Museum. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums SPM13_0079

This property remains temporarily closed. Please check the latest news for details on which museums and historic houses are now open.  #DiscoverSLM

Entry

Adult | $15
Concession | $12
Family* | $38
Members | Free of charge
Children under 5 years | Free of charge

Address

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone

+612 9241 1893

In line with recent NSW Government announcements, all Sydney Living Museums properties will close to the public from Saturday 26 June until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. For more information visit our COVID update page.

 

Hugo Youngein (Lyunggren) standing outside his 'cash grocer' at 64 Gloucester Street c1920s Detail of a photo of Hugo Youngein ran the corner 'cash grocer' at Susannah Place from 1904 to his death in 1930.

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844. For nearly 150 years these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens and outside wash houses were home to more than 100 families. Against a backdrop of the working harbour and growing city, their everyday lives played out. Remarkably, Susannah Place survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances and redevelopments of the past century, and today tells the stories of the people and families who called this place and this neighbourhood home.

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Closed until further notice.

 

COVID-19 updateFriday 25 June 2021

In line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Sydney Living Museums will close to the public from Saturday 26 June to Friday 9 July (inclusive) to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state.

Exterior of white-painted two storey building with verandahs.

 

Conservation in action: Rum Hospital's verandah and columnsThursday 9 September 2021

Structural repairs and conservation of the timber verandah and columns of the former ‘Rum Hospital’

Iridescent by Gerwyn Davies

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The artist behind Australia’s most outlandish selfiesMonday 6 September 2021

Pacifica Frances Burke textile

Collections

Frances Burke TextilesMonday 30 August 2021

A wonderful new book has hit our desk in the last week - Frances Burke: designer of modern textiles. Authors Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs have produced...


 

Susannah Place Museum videos

Oral histories

Recorded in 1992
Recorded in 1992
Recorded in 2012

Our stories

Recipes from Susannah Place

Eat your history: Stories & Recipes from Australian Kitchens

Interested in trying out some of the recipes used by former residents to prepare food in Susannah Place? You can with this fascianting book that explores the history of food across our houses and museums. Click here to find out more.