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The sandstone facade of the Justice & Police Museum in dappled sunshine.

Justice & Police Museum

All sides of the law

Exterior of Rose Seidler House

Rose Seidler House

A new way of living

Exterior front of Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm

Hands-on history

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Close up of hands weaving a spiral out of dried raffia.

2023 MHNSW program highlights

Museums of History NSW – The Future of History. In 2023, Museums of History NSW will present an ambitious series of exhibitions, programs, activations and celebrations showcasing diverse perspectives, practices and points in time

Our manifold nature: loutrophoros for the new woman by Ebony Russell (WINNER 2022 Meroogal Women's Art Prize)

In conversation with Ebony Russell

We sat down with the winner of the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2022

A women holds a large book open while she threads the pages together.

Conserving the archive

Supervising conservator Dominique Moussou talks through her work and some of the projects underway in the MHNSW conservation lab

Black and white image of a building

Hope 1848–1886

In 1848 the Hyde Park Barracks became an immigration depot and hiring office for unaccompanied women newly arrived in Sydney

Kitchen, 60 Gloucester Street, Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place conservation project

A behind-the-scenes look at some of the complex work that goes into conserving and preserving the fascinating Susannah Place Museum

 Children sitting on the Cumberland Place steps

Two up, two down

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses that has been home to more than 100 families

Dodgy, dangerous, disturbing

3D models: a fascinating exploration of some seemingly innocent objects modified for nefarious purposes from the Justice & Police Museum collection


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