Visit Susannah Place Museum

Getting to
Susannah Place Museum​

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ADDRESS

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

PHONE

+61 2 9241 1893

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are a short walk, about 7 minutes, from Circular Quay, where buses, trains and ferries all stop.

From Circular Quay, there are two main walking routes: head west to George Street, continue onto Globe Street and up the Globe St Stairs to Harrington Street. Walk up the Cumberland Place Steps, continue up to Gloucester Street and the museum is on your right.

For a flatter route: head west to George Street and turn right into the Rocks. Turn left onto Argyle Street and left again into Cambridge Street. Continue until you reach the back of the museum, turn right and up a few steps to the entrance.
For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500

BY ROAD

Parking

We don’t have parking at Susannah Place Museum, and street parking in the area is very limited. There are a number of parking stations nearby. Visitors are advised to check parking rates.
Buses and cars can stop on Gloucester and Harrington streets to drop-off and pick-up passengers.

Cycling

We don’t have secure bike parking at Susannah Place Museum.

 

HOURS & ADMISSION

Open Today

 
 

Hours

Museum & Corner Shop

Open daily

2PM - 5PM

Access to the museum by guided tour only

Last entry via tour at 4pm

Tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Admission charges apply

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Admission

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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Tours

You can only visit the museum in a guided tour. Our tours last for about an hour and run every day at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. On some Fridays and weekends additional tours are run at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. We can take a maximum of 10 people per tour. The last entry to the museum is via the 4pm tour.

Get your tickets from the museum’s corner shop or pre-book by calling + 61 2 9241 1893.

Group bookings

Tours for groups of 10 or more can be booked on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 1pm. Please call +61 2 9241 1893.

School bookings

We currently offer programs for primary and secondary students. See below for details.

 

Things to do

 
 
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Be surprised by (or reminded of) how you might once have lived with outdoor toilets, gaslights and fuel stoves.
2
Play your favourite tune on the early 1900s piano.
3
Pop into our recreated 1920s corner shop for some old-fashioned lollies, gifts and household items.
4
Discover what it was like to live in Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood from the 1840s to 1970s.
5
Hear stories about the people who have lived here and share your memories with us.
 

Children & families

 
 
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Step into another time to see and hear how children and their families lived in Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood. What was life like with outside toilets and bathrooms, tiny backyards and no TV? Where did they sleep, play and go to school? During the school holidays, we offer a range of holiday programs. See our Events calendar for details.

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Things to remember

 
 
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  • There are narrow, steep flights of stairs throughout the museum, and no air-conditioning.

  • Parts of the tour take place outside so, depending on the weather,  bring a sun hat or raincoat.

  • Photography is not allowed in the museum.

  • All large backpacks must be cloaked.

  • There is only one outside toilet at the museum but there are modern toilets, including accessible toilets, nearby at The Rocks Visitor Centre in Argyle Street.

  • Last entry to the museum is at 4pm and is by guided tour only.

 
 

Access

Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at the corner shop for any assistance you may need.

 
 
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Mobility

The museum is a group of old terrace houses with narrow spaces and steep, narrow stairs. It is not accessible for wheelchairs. For visitors who are able to walk around the ground floor but cannot manage the stairs to the other floors, iPads with images of these areas are provided.

TOURS

We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on +61 2 8313 5640 .

Hearing and vision

The video introduction to the museum is captioned.

 

School groups

 
 
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For primary students this small row of terraces allows students to experience how families lived, worked and played in the past. Secondary students explore archaeological and other physical evidence to investigate the processes used by historians and archaeologists to preserve and interpret the past. Tours for tertiary and adult education groups can be booked by appointment.

 

Shop

 
 
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Make sure you visit our recreated 1920s corner shop for some lollies, gifts, household items and service with a smile.