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.
Concession | $12
Family* | $38
Members | Free of charge
Children under 5 years | Free of charge
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.
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.
The Woolshed: a rude timber buildingTuesday 23 June 2020
The Woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate, constructed c. 1858, is an example of the type of ‘rude’ timber farm buildings that can be found throughout rural Australia. These building are usually uncomplicated structures, built using materials readily available and often have a naïve, simple character.
Make Music Day: a premiere from Rouse Hill EstateFriday 19 June 2020
On a warm summer morning, long before any of us had heard of COVID-19, Lyn Williams, artistic director of the Sydney Children’s Choir, and associate artistic director Sam Allchurch sifted through some of the early 19th-century music scores at Sydney Living Museums, and now you can watch the result.