Old map of Sydney Cove as part of exhibition space.

International delegates & event organisers

Map on display at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Photo © Haley Richardson and Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums

Sydney is one of the world’s best destinations for national and international events. It is Australia’s largest city, and its oldest – lively, cosmopolitan Sydney is built on historic convict foundations.

Sydney Living Museums is a leading cultural institution with a collective of twelve historic buildings and museums. Our venues are important tourist destinations, and vividly illustrate how history has shaped our lives and this modern city. Responding to the high level of curiosity and interest in Sydney’s origins, we offer customised, curated experiences for delegates and event organisers that are not accessible to the average visitor.

Take advantage of our knowledge and expertise to enrich your meeting experience in Sydney – come face-to-face with history, and explore stories of the convicts and bushrangers, city and farm-dwellers, masters and servants who have lived, worked and played in our historic places.


 

Opportunities and Special Offers

Event space

With a range of unique venues situated throughout Sydney, all with modern event and audiovisual facilities, Sydney Living Museums offers both historic and contemporary event spaces and a fully integrated service.

Each of our venues has a rich story and is packed with character and personality. Our dedicated Venue Services and in-house Audiovisual teams will cater for all your event planning needs and bring your ideas to life at one of our extraordinary properties.

Contact our Venue Services Coordinator on:

T +61 2 8239 2288
E venues@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

 

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Preferential discounted rates to Sydney Living Museums’ properties

Museum Pass gives you a 50% discount on Entry Fees with a 2-for-1 offer valid for all our museums and houses.

Behind-the-scenes tours by expert curators

Hear the fascinating stories and enjoy access to the intriguing private collections held by Sydney Living Museums.

Our highly-trained experts can also design specific-interest presentations on areas as diverse as architecture and design, horticulture, aboriginal culture, archaeology and colonial gastronomy.

Exclusive tours of permanent and special exhibitions

Enjoy a private tour of one of our museums or houses after-hours, led by a knowledgeable curator.

Offsite curated presentations and ‘pop-up’ museum exhibitions

We can transport our knowledge and expertise to create a memorable cultural entertainment experience for an offsite event. Events can be themed with Sydney Living Museums’ curators dressed in authentic costumes, and we can even create a mini exhibition to provide delegates with an understanding of our convict history.

Discounts at our Restaurants and Cafes

Sydney Living Museums offers event organisers and delegates a 10% discount at our cafes and restaurants.

Reservations are essential.

The Governors Table | Museum of Sydney

The Governors Table is a modern interpretation of its foundations on the site of the first Government House. The talented team in the kitchen pays homage to the past through their original menu fusing modern Australian cuisine and colonial-era cookery techniques, and traditional methods such as pickling, smoking and baking feature on the innovative menu.

Open for lunch daily, and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.

T +61 2 9241 1788
E reservations@thegovernorstable.com.au
W thegovernorstable.com.au

Photo © Fresh Catering

No.10 Bistro | The Mint

No.10 Bistro is situated on the first floor of the historic Mint building, overlooking Macquarie Street, and serves bistro-style food with a focus on high-quality local produce. Open from 11:30am – 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

T +61 2 9232 2293
E themintevents@freshcatering.com.au
W no10bistro.com.au

Vaucluse House Tearooms | Vaucluse House

The elegant Vaucluse House Tearooms’ menu blends the style and grace of the art deco surrounds with the best seasonal produce, and features handpicked ingredients from the kitchen garden on the estate.

T +61 2 9388 8188
E info@vauclusehousetearooms.com.au
W vauclusehousetearooms.com.au

 

Discounts at our retail outlets

Event organisers and delegates can conveniently purchase high-quality gifts and receive a 10% discount at Sydney Living Museums’ retail shops. We have an extensive range of merchandise and books about convict times, colonial life or themes specific to the historic venue.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum Shop

Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum shop specialises in early-colonial Australian history, with an extensive range of books and merchandise about convict days and transportation, female immigrants and colonial life. The museum shop also presents a range of exclusive items that draw on the rich history of The Mint next door.

T +61 2 8239 2311
Open daily 10am – 5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

The Corner Shop, Susannah Place Museum

58-64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney

Susannah Place Museum’s re-created 1915 corner shop, in the heart of The Rocks, sells authentic goods and wares of this era.

T +61 2 9241 1893
Open daily 2pm – 5pm (closed Christmas Day)

The Shop, Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse

The shop at Vaucluse House is themed around the house and estate, with toys of yesteryear, gardening items and Victoriana.

T +61 2 9388 7922
Open Friday to Sunday 11am – 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)