BMA House, Sydney Open 2017. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Over one weekend, Sydney Open unlocks the doors of some of the city’s most important, inspiring and intriguing buildings and spaces.

On 4 and 5 November, Sydney Open invited the curious and intrepid to see inside the heritage treasures that trace the city’s beginnings and the architectural wonders that are shaping its present and future.

Over 5,500 visitors joined us to explore 60 buildings and spaces across the CBD, Redfern and Eveleigh, from tunnels to towers, industrial rail heritage to architectural studios, places of worship to cultural icons.

Save the date for Sydney Open 2018: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November.  Be the first to hear more by subscribing to the Sydney Living Museums eNews.

Thank you to our major partner

Become a participating building in 2018

Sydney Open is a carefully curated and invitational program of buildings and spaces recognised for their significance in Sydney’s architectural landscape.

Featuring buildings across the Sydney CBD and highlighted precincts, Sydney Open welcomes the general public to explore and celebrate the architecture of their city over the first weekend in November each year. If you are an architect, building owner, manager, community group or tenant that has a building you believe is an example of contemporary and historic significance, please contact us for further information, to discuss how your building might be involved and learn about some of the benefits.


Janson Hews, Head of Learning and Experience
T 02 8239 2303

Interested in partnership?

Sydney Open 2018 welcomes interest and enquiries about partnering opportunities. This program has become a fixed feature on the Sydney cultural calendar and provides corporate partners with outstanding opportunities to be aligned with a unique and prestigious event, delivering over 48,000 visits across over 70 carefully curated buildings, and generating media value of over $5.6m. Partnering with Sydney Living Museums means a collaborative approach to delivering strong outcomes and meeting key strategic and business objectives. Opportunities for sponsorship are also available. For more information contact Joy England on email

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