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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Sydney Open Trails

Sydney Open

Sydney Open TrailsThursday 24 October 2019

Get the most from our exciting program with our newly curated trails, shortlisting key buildings not-to-be-missed with your Sydney Open Pass.

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Visitor & Interpretation Officer - Museum TicketingWednesday 6 November 2019

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Visitor & Interpretation Officer - Museum ShopWednesday 6 November 2019

Gold Melting Room at the Mint

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Member & VIP Talks Program Friday 11 October 2019

This year, we are excited to invite members and VIPs to a day of drop-in talks on Sunday 3 November at the Member & VIP Lounge at the Mint.