What's on


Murmurations. Tony Albert and Angela Tiatia
30 March, 6pm

Murmurations: Artist Talk

Join Angela Tiatia and Tony Albert as they discuss their major new work, Murmurations

Southern view of the Mint forecourt and the Macquarie Balcony
Throughout March, 5pm-8pm

Friday Nights at The Mint

The Mint throws open its doors on Friday evenings for this special after-hours series in March

Carrington manuscript
6 March-4 April

Lord Carrington is coming to town

Discover one of the jewels of the State Archives Collection, as the Carrington Albums embark on a regional tour, hosted by Museums of History NSW

Murmurations. Tony Albert and Angela Tiatia
12-13 April, 10am & 2pm

Make your own lei using recycled materials

Kids will learn how to make their very own lei using recycled materials

Tony Albert. Photo by Mel Savage
13 April, 6pm

First Nations Speaker Series: Tony Albert

Presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University

NSW State Archives - Western Sydney Records Centre, 161 O'Connell Street, Kingswood, Sydney Open 2022
15 April, 10am-4pm

Open Day: Western Sydney Records Centre

Explore the treasures of Museums of History NSW at our upcoming open day at Western Sydney Records Centre

Palmer & Co. Bar, Sydney
20 April, 2.30pm

Members: Collections in Practice with Sibella Court

A members-only session of a fascinating conversation between research librarian Dr Matthew Stephens and interior designer and historian Sibella Court

Longs Lane, The Rocks courtesy of Sibella Court
20 April, 6pm

Collections in Practice with Sibella Court

Join us for a fascinating conversation with interior designer and historian Sibella Court about her creative process

Two people in a car
21 April, 5pm-9pm

After Dark: Blame

Watch the Logie Award–winning documentary Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? on the 60th anniversary of the Bogle–Chandler case and listen to a Q&A with the film’s director

Elevated grassy area with tree in front of sandstone buildings.
22 April, 10am-4pm

Open Day: The Mint

Explore the treasures of Museums of History NSW at our upcoming open day at The Mint

Exterior of Rose Seidler House
6 May, various times

Curator-led tour of Rose Seidler House & Julian Rose House

Join a curated tour of Rose Seidler House, one of Australia’s most iconic buildings, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of Julian Rose House

Streaky clouds in the sky above the Hyde Park Barracks.
21 May, 11am & 1pm

Art in Warrane

Join us for a public art walking tour through the rich history and cultural heritage of Sydney’s Hyde Park Barracks and surrounding areas


c.1923 coloured sketch of alternative cantilever Sydney Harbour Bridge
28 April, 10.30am
Online talk

Webinar: Discovering the State Archives Collection

Join us to explore the State Archives Collection on the MHNSW website

Aerial view of Sydney looking over the Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay. Photographer unknown, 1958. NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA:A1200, L27972
2 May, 12pm
Online talk

Members webinar: Discover the collections of MHNSW

Martyn Killion will introduce you to MHNSW Collections and the experts who will show you how to search the collections in this members webinar

Black and white photo showing wharf, horses and drays, Cowper Wharf Road
26 May, 10.30am
Online talk

Webinar: Maritime Services Board images

This webinar will dive into the Maritime Services Board images and how to find them

 John Lamb Date of death 17 January 1862, Granted on 5 February 1862
23 June, 10.30am
Online talk

Webinar: Probate packets revisited

This webinar will focus on the sources for probate in the State Archives Collection and the techniques you can use to find them

On display

Eirene Mort (right) and Nora Weston, Gate Manor, Dent, Cumbria, photographer unknown, c1912. Photograph © Rob Little
Featured display

Queering the interior: London, New York, Sydney, 1882–1929

An exploration of the creative worlds and design practices of figures from queer history

Tony Albert, Healing land, remembering Country, 2020. Installation view for Elizabeth Farm (2020).
Permanent display

Healing land, remembering Country

A powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert

First Fleet ship models, Museum of Sydney
Permanent display

First Fleet Ships

This display explores the journey, arrival and first contacts of this fleet’s largely unwilling human cargo

An Gorta Mor, The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine, southern wall, Hyde Park Barracks
Permanent display

Australian monument to the Great Irish Famine

The Australian monument to the Great Irish Famine is located on the southern wall of the Hyde Park Barracks

Touring exhibitions

Girl with superimposed illustration of aeroplane and clouds
Touring exhibition

On the Move

Now on tour

Black and white photo of two women in street.
Touring exhibition

Street Photography

Now on tour

How Cities Work illustration.
Touring exhibition

How cities work

Available for hire

A hard-hat diver prepares to enter the water from the side of a punt. 1930s-1980s.
Touring exhibition

A Thousand Words

Available for hire

Patsy Neill (or Niell), Special Photograph number D96, 12 August 1929, Central Police Station
Touring exhibition

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

Available for hire

Touring exhibition

Captured: Portraits of Crime, 1870 – 1930

Available for hire