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

Several of our museums and historic houses are reopening. Please check the latest news about property reopening dates or individual property pages for more details. You can also discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.

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.

Find out More About Susannah Place

 

Document on paper with red markings.

 

Archives in the housesFriday 28 August 2020

Black and white photograph.

Exhibition

Thousands of words Tuesday 25 August 2020

Panoramic view of interior of wooden building with a collection of farming and other items.

Rouse Hill Estate

Woolshed conservation: removing the collectionMonday 24 August 2020

Over recent months the first stage of a major conservation project in the woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate has been underway.

Ornately patterned wallpaper fragment.

Collections

Wallpaper find in TasmaniaThursday 20 August 2020


 

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.