Just Announced: Second Release Focus Tours



Discover micro-houses, warehouse conversions and an innovative science and learning institute in our exciting new release for Focus Tours on Saturday 2 November.

Every Focus Tour ticket purchased by midnight on 27 October will go into the draw to win a double pass to climb St Mary’s Cathedral Bell Tower.


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Focus Tour: Micro-housing Substation No. 175

Micro-housing: Substation No. 175

Substation No.175 once stored oil-filled transformers for the City of Sydney’s power supply, and now holds a cafe and two residential apartments. Discover the inventive adaptation of this compact space in this engaging tour. Find out more.


Interior photograph looking out of Studios 54 including the blue level balcony.

Micro-housing: Studios 54

Go beyond the vibrant red, blue, yellow and turquoise exteriors to explore the remarkably space-efficient apartments in one of Australia’s foremost examples of a ‘Tiny Tower'. Find out more


Exterior photograph of Ballarat House, taken from street level.

Ballarat House: Warehouse Conversion

Built in 1916 with a fifth floor added in 1924, this significant heritage-listed warehouse building now showcases a creative adaptation. Be one of the first to see its transformation, including a new mezzanine floor and rooftop terrace. Find out more.

View of the student entry to theTaronga Institute of Science and Learning from within Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Institute of Science & Learning  

Join an architect-led tour of the state-of-the-art Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, inspired by patterns in nature. Explore this innovative space, including the laboratories, animal enclosures, keeper areas and research facilities. Find out more.



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Sydney Open 2019

Join us for a weekend-long celebration of architecture.

Saturday 2 November: Focus Tours

Sunday 3 November: Sydney Open program

Purchase your Focus Tour ticket by midnight on 27 October to go into the draw to win a double pass to climb St Mary's Cathedral Bell Tower.

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Summer Membership Offer Friday 6 December 2019

This summer, we're excited to offer a 20% saving on our Member + One membership, giving you year-long access to discover Sydney’s story across our 12 historic houses and museums.

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School holidays

Summer School Holidays 2019/20: opening hoursFriday 6 December 2019

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

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Hyde Park Barracks

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20/SE020 Coordinator, Public ProgramsMonday 13 January 2020