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Membership unlocks the past, present and future at Museums of History NSW

Become a member of Museums of History NSW to access fantastic year-round benefits and to celebrate the stories of our people and places. Members enjoy exclusive events, experiences, discounts and priority access to tickets.

Members also provide critical support for the important work we do in the preservation of our state’s most significant historic houses, museums, gardens and collections.

A MHNSW membership open more doors at Sydney Open 2023. Relax in the members-only VIP Lounge, enjoy first access during Sydney Open Members Hour, double entry to the Golden Ticket draw, discounts and more. See the Sydney Open 2023 program here.

Year-round benefits

  • Members-only events and experiences across all our properties and programs
  • Members Hour at all our properties
  • 20% discount on a range of events, including school holiday programs
  • Pre-sale and priority access to tickets
  • Reserved seating at events
  • Members are first to know with regular eNews
  • Exclusive giveaways and offers
  • 10% discount at all our cafes and restaurants
  • 10% discount at all our retail shops, including online
  • Free shipping until 30 September 2023 when shopping online
  • Membership includes benefits for up to four children (aged 18 or younger) when accompanied by the member
  • Benefits from our friends at Museum of Brisbane, Transport Heritage, Museum Discovery Centre, Opera Australia, Art Monthly, Dendy and Deadhouse Productions. Find out more here

Our membership levels provides greater flexibility and convenience with automatic renewal options. For more information see our FAQ.

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Benefits for one adult and up to four children, from $75. Join/renew here

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Benefits for two adults and up to four children, from $135. Join/renew here

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Elizabeth Bay House - Back stairs
22 October, 9am
Special event

Members Hour: Elizabeth Bay House

Members will have the unique opportunity to visit two areas of the house that are rarely open to the public: the back stairs and the attics

A woman browses an exhibition display of a mannequin wearing a blue dress imprinted with the sails of the Sydney Opera House
7 November, 5pm

Members Curator Up Close: The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50

Come backstage at The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50, with Museums of History NSW curator Dr Scott Hill

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Book plate dated 1809
25 October, 2pm

A matter of taste

Explore 250 years of discussion about ‘good’ and bad ‘taste’ in the home in this tour of rare book treasures

Five women pose together in front of a wooden building
11 October, 6.30pm

Experiencing a Technical Difficulty

Join Dr Catriona Quinn on a journey through Australia’s rich interior design heritage and a deep dive into the studios of design educators in Sydney in the 1940s, 50s and 60

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Phone: 02 8072 4515

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Phone: 02 8239 2211

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