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Explore the past, present and future with a Museums of History NSW Membership

Access fantastic year-round benefits and celebrate the story of our people and places. Your Membership supports the important work, we do in the preservation of the state’s most significant historic houses, museums and gardens.

Year-round Member benefits

  • Unlimited free entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place Museum
  • 20% discount on all events, including school holiday programs
  • Exclusive Member events & programs
  • Pre-sale and priority access to tickets
  • Exclusive Members’ magazine
  • Regular eNews with exclusive giveaways and offers
  • 10% discount at all our cafes and restaurants
  • 10% discount at all our retail shops
  • Every Membership includes membership benefits for up to four children (aged 15 or younger) when accompanied by the Member
  • Reciprocal benefits including discounts and offers from our friends at Transport Heritage, Museum Discovery Centre, Opera Australia, Art Monthly and Dendy.

Already a Member? Check out What's on. Our Membership levels provides greater flexibility and convenience with automatic renewal options. For more information see our FAQs.

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Member benefits for you and up to four children from $75

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Member + One

Member benefits for you, one extra adult and up to four children from $135

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Gift Membership

Surprise your loved one with a year of exclusive access.

Current offers

Win a Gerwyn Davies artwork
Every member who joins or renews until 30 June 2023 has a chance to win a signed print of Meroogal by Gerwyn Davies, valued by $6400, and to meet the talented Gerwyn Davies!

Exclusive - Murder Mystery: The Abandoned Mansion
Members receive an exclusive 10% discount on tickets to Fever Originals’ immersive murder mystery game at Elizabeth Bay House. Members will receive access to the special promo code via Member eNews. Hurry, limited time offer with tickets selling fast! Find out more

Reciprocal benefits

  • Dendy Newtown: Members receive a 10% discount on adult and concession tickets at Dendy Newtown. Simply show your valid membership at box office. T&Cs apply: *Not valid Sat after 5pm, public holidays, Dendy Arts, Dendy Lounge, Festivals, special events and premieres. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only available when purchasing tickets in person at the Dendy Newtown Box Office.
  • Opera Australia: Members receive an 8% discount* on tickets to Opera Australia’s 2023 opera performances in the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Promo code available in members eNews.
  • Art Monthly: Members receive a 10% discount on one-year print subscriptions. Promo code available in members eNews.
  • Transport Heritage: Members receive 20% off NSW Rail Museum’s “Museum + Heritage Train Ride” ticket, upon present valid MHNSW membership card or promo code when booking online. Promo code available in members eNews.

Terms may apply. Please refer to full terms here.

Member events

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The Weaving Room

These drop-in workshops celebrate the history and diversity of First Nations weaving traditions in NSW. Hear from Elders and artists about their traditional weaving practices and create your own piece to take home

Mausoleum, Vaucluse House
16 February 2023

Members tour: Wentworth Mausoleum at Vaucluse House

Join us for a Members only walking tour to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum and learn about William Charles Wentworth’s extravagant 1873

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A physical and digital playground developed in collaboration with Junior Major and Beastman

1947 photo showing cars on driving along the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Sydney Snapshots

Highlights from a treasure-trove of images taken by the NSW Government Printing Office Photographic Branch

Exterior of Meroogal with Jacaranda trees in bloom
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Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

The biennial Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, now in its 19th year

Members FAQ


Members Office

Monday - Friday, during business hours


Phone: +61 2 8072 4515

Bookings Office


Phone: +61 2 8239 2211


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