Museums of History NSW values the deep engagement our donors have with our work

Annual Giving: engaging with history

Supporting children to discover history

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Impact of giving

We are dedicated to connecting people to our past, providing greater access to our properties and collections, and to a broad range of stories about our social, cultural and political histories and identities.

Our annual giving program raises funds to support our commitment to preserving and presenting our state’s unique history, bringing it to life through diverse voices and viewpoints, and supporting audiences of all backgrounds to gain fresh perspectives and understandings.

Your donation will help us to preserve and conserve our 12 historic sites, expand and digitise our collections and archives, deliver immersive learning programs, engage with First Nations communities and histories, and develop new and exciting exhibitions and experiences.

Help us to achieve our vision to make the histories, stories and cultures of NSW discoverable and relevant for all, ensuring our significant history will be shared for generations to come.

Ways to donate

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is protected and accessible for current and future generations.

Direct deposit

Museums of History NSW
BSB: 032-001
ACC: 190 922
Reference: your name AG2023-24

Contact us

T: +61 2 8239 2273

Museums of History NSW understands the dynamic and diverse nature of the properties, collections and state archives in its care.

Penelope Seidler AM
Museums of History NSW, Benefactor

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The Mint Open Day, 22 April 2023

About us

Our central role is to preserve our places and collections for future generations and share the stories of our state

Group portrait of the new MHNSW Board, with (L-R): Sharon Veale, Professor Kirsten McKenzie, Professor John Maynard, Anton Enus, Penelope Seidler AM LFRAIA, Mary O’Kane AC (Chair, seated), Loretta Di Mento (Deputy Chair, standing) Dylan Mooney and Chris McDiven AM.

Our people

To present varied and rich perspectives on history, we have a diverse and dedicated team

Donor event

Come and Discover

Find out how you can access diverse experiences through a unique calendar of events

Hannah Fernando, Alice Lambert and Tessa Fernamndo listen to the convict tales at Convict Escapades


Your bequest will help bring history to life for future generations

Donor news

Donors enjoying the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert
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The Syrens of Sydney: a bespoke donor experience

On a perfect autumn afternoon in late May, donors were immersed in the musical world of the Wentworths and their contemporaries at the 'Syrens of Sydney' concert held at Vaucluse House

A group crowds around a display of archival documents
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Conserving the archives: a bespoke donor experience

On Thursday 14 March, MHNSW donors enjoyed a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the NSW State Archives Collection at the Western Sydney Records Centre

Horticulturalist Stephen Goldsworthy planting seedlings in the kitchen garden

Vaucluse House kitchen garden

The Vaucluse House kitchen garden recently underwent a significant rejuvenation project to preserve the site and allow it to continue to be used as a valuable educational resource

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Digitising the Rose Seidler House Collection

Over the past week, our Collection Digitisation Team has been facilitating an in-situ photoshoot at Rose Seidler House

2023 Annual Giving: digitisation projects underway

Birdcage, maker unknown, circa 1950s, metal, wire, plastic and organic material

Digitising the Susannah Place Collection

Susannah Place and its rich collections, which are undigitised, reflect the shared history of the four houses and the personal stories of the working class families who called this place home.

View of the lounge room, Rose Seidler House

Digitising the Rose Seidler House Collection

This project will digitise the entire collection, making it accessible to our online audiences, and harness the significance of Seidler’s design legacy.

Kiandra police station, c1914.

Photographs, Justice & Police Museum Collection

The museum is home to a highly significant photographic collection that captures the story of our state through the lens of police activities.

Deutsche moebel-industrie [trade catalogue]

Trade catalogues, Caroline Simpson Library Collection

Sharing this unique collection through digitisation provides new opportunities for audience engagement.