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.
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
Museum Pass gives you a 50% discount on Entry Fees with a 2-for-1 offer valid for all our museums and houses.
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.
Enjoy a private tour of one of our museums or houses after-hours, led by a knowledgeable curator.
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.
Reservations are essential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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 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)