Caroline Simpson Library

A chair with curved timber arms that bend to become legs with a white abolstered seat.

An extraordinary collection

The Caroline Simpson Collection has become Australia’s leading source of information on the history of houses, interiors, furnishings, gardens and domestic life

Objects from the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection on display in the Scholars Gallery, Caroline Simpson Library
Reading Room

Caroline Simpson Library

A specialised resource centre on home and garden design, history and life

Showroom of Marion Best Pty Ltd at 153 Queen Street, Woollahra. 1968

Marion Hall Best Collection

Marion Hall Best was one of Australia’s most influential 20th-century interior designers, and a founding member of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia. This collection includes papers, plans, photographs, wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings relating to her illustrious career