Established in December 2022, Museums of History NSW brings together the historic houses, museums and collections previously in the care of Sydney Living Museums with the vast archives and records in the NSW State Archives Collection.
As custodians and storytellers, we are committed to preserving and presenting NSW’s unique history. Our places and collections comprise some of the most significant historical material in the country. With this as our foundation, we bring history to life through diverse voices and viewpoints, supporting audiences of all backgrounds to gain fresh perspectives on our past.
We are committed to providing greater access to our places and collections through research and creative programming, and to building deep and enduring relationships with First Nations people and communities. With truth-telling and respect at the core of our approach, we strive to ensure our work recognises the complex and contested histories of our places and collections and supports constructive dialogue and debate about our future.
Museums of History NSW is a state cultural institution, established under the Museums of History NSW Act 2022. It is an agency of the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade (DEIT).