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 Friday 2 July (inclusive) 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.

Find out More About Susannah Place

 

Child drawing at table.

Hyde Park Barracks

Kids’ activity trails now availableThursday 3 June 2021

Dressup props for learning groups - three green boxes on the floor and clothes hanging up above.

Learning

Touching historyMonday 31 May 2021

To design the new learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks, we engaged with a key group of intended users – school students. 

SubStation No.164

Partnerships

Heritage meets sustainability: Built partnership Monday 31 May 2021

Sydney Living Museums’ corporate partnerships provide exciting opportunities to share industry insights and exclusive events with our members and audiences. 

A forest of signposts for Who goes here?

Hyde Park Barracks

7 News Sydney: New art installation Who goes here?Friday 9 April 2021

Looking over a pair of sandstone turrets towards treetops and garden.

Conservation

Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021

After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.


 

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.