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

From Friday 29 January 2021, Sydney Living Museums recommends that all visitors wear masks inside when visiting our museums, however in line with the latest public health advice wearing masks is not mandatory. Find out more including any exemptions via the NSW Government Health website.

Please check our property pages for current opening days and times. 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

 

Performer at NAIDOC Week

 

NAIDOC Week 2021Friday 5 March 2021

Stossel Scala interior 1936

Library Display

New Library DisplaysWednesday 3 March 2021

Two new displays in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection explore the career of modernist architect Hugo Stossel, and the once popular pastime of rug making.

Old timber and iron building with newly installed posts.

Conservation

Conservation in Action: Woolshed Conservation Works updateTuesday 2 March 2021

Structural repair works are well underway in the Woolshed at Rouse Hill.

Man in front of artwork installation in outdoor garden setting.

News

Creating spaces for our storiesTuesday 23 February 2021

Sydney Living Museums continues to deepen our vital connections with community, with exciting events at our properties and compelling personal profiles on our website. 

Image of an artwork by Aboriginal artist Gordon Syron

Museum of Sydney

An acquisitions renaissanceTuesday 23 February 2021


 

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.