What's on

This Month

Final weeks
Featured exhibition | Exhibition

The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50

Celebrating five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments from the Sydney Opera House

1 July 2023 – 3 March 2024
Museum of Sydney
Sydney Dance Company
3 March, 11am & 2pm
Workshop | Event

Let's Dance with Sydney Dance Company

This free dance class will get you energised on a Sunday morning as you shimmy on the outdoor dance floor

14 January 2024 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Museum of Sydney
billy re thinks his repertoire, supplied by Artist
3 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Workshop | Event

Sketching Sessions with Todd Fuller

Join artist Todd Fuller for a very special life-drawing lesson suitable for both seasoned creatives and those new to the practice

14 January 2024 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Museum of Sydney
Visitors enjoying Maestro, an interactive space where light and sound respond to body movement, part of The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition.
3 March, 10am
Special event | Event

The People’s House: Sunday Sessions

This summer, join us at the Museum of Sydney for a fun, creative and captivating series of monthly activations for the whole family

14 January 2024 11:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Museum of Sydney
Watercolour of a group of people landing ashore
Featured display | Exhibition

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Caroline Simpson Library

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Caroline Simpson Library, which was created through an extraordinary cultural gift donated by the children of Caroline Simpson OAM (1930–2003).

27 February 2024 – 12 July 2024
Caroline Simpson Library
Soulfood a Capella choir
3 March, 1pm

Let's sing with Soulfood a Cappella choir

Join us for a free, uplifting celebration of song that welcomes all ages and abilities

03 March 2024 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Museum of Sydney
3 Mar, 10.30am
Workshop | Event

Telling Tales with Bell Shakespeare

Energetic, interactive and high-energy Shakespeare

03 March 2024 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Museum of Sydney
A watercolour painting of a group crowded around a table, servers bringing food, and a trio of musicians playing in a corner of the room
8 March, 6pm
Talk | Event

The Extraordinary Story of Rose de Freycinet

Writer Suzanne Falkiner discusses her research for her biography of Rose de Freycinet and rare pictorial material from the Caroline Simpson Collection

8 March 2024 6pm – 8pm
Caroline Simpson Library
Cast in cast out, Denis Golding, 2020, epoxy resin, iron oxides, concrete, acrylic, edition etching rag
Opens 16 March
Featured display | Exhibition

Cast in cast out

An evocative artwork by Sydney-based Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding

16 March – 4 August 2024
Museum of Sydney
Ngaya (I am)
Opens 16 March
Featured exhibition | Exhibition

Ngaya (I am)

‘A cut-and-paste, punked-up look at my Country’ is how Peter Waples-Crowe describes his video installation, a self-portrait of the artist as a queer Ngarigo person from the Snowy Mountains region of south-eastern NSW

16 March – 25 August 2024
Museum of Sydney
Student exercise painted in gouache at the Shillito Design School, 1976/77, by Eva Fay.
20 March, 5.30pm
Special event | Event

Phyllis Shillito and her colour curriculum 1945–79

This event explores the colour curriculum of pioneering Sydney-based designer and educator Phyllis Shillito

20 March 2024 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
The Mint
Mausoleum, Vaucluse House
21 March, 2pm
Tour | Event

Members Tour: Wentworth Mausoleum

Members-only walking tour to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum

21 March 2024 3:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Vaucluse House
Inquisition before Coroner sitting alone
22 March, 10:30am
Online talk | Event

Inquest index: 1916-1963

This webinar will show you how to use the recently updated Inquest Index and explore the new additions.

22 March 2024 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Mausoleum showing perimeter fence
22 March, 2pm
Tour | Event

Wentworth Mausoleum walking tour

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

22 March 2024 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Vaucluse House
Dining room, Rose Seidler House
24 March, 9am
Tour | Event

Members Hour: Rose Seidler House

Experience Members Hour at Rose Seidler House

24 March 2024 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Rose Seidler House
The first three decades (decade 3), Coomaditchie artists and community members, 2022, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 302cm x 213.5 cm. 
Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation
Opens 30 March
Featured exhibition | Exhibition

Coomaditchie: The Art of Place

Experience community life by the ocean through the works of First Nations artists in Coomaditchie: The Art of Place at the Museum of Sydney. These loving and lyrical artworks, which include paintings, ceramics and screen-prints, speak of life in and around the settlement of Coomaditchie, its history, ecology and local Dreaming stories

30 March – 25 August 2024
Museum of Sydney
An Gorta Mor, The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine, southern wall, Hyde Park Barracks
Permanent display | Exhibition

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

Display
Hyde Park Barracks
Permanent display | Exhibition

Yura Nura: People & Country

Yura Nura: People & Country presents contemporary Aboriginal reflections on the history of Sydney and colonisation

Display
Museum of Sydney
Edge of the Trees installation, Museum of Sydney forecourt
Permanent display | Exhibition

Edge of Trees

This site-specific piece commissioned for the forecourt of the Museum of Sydney at its opening in 1995 was created by artists Fiona Foley and Janet Laurence

Display
Museum of Sydney
First Fleet ship models, Museum of Sydney
Permanent display | Exhibition

First Fleet Ships

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

Display
Museum of Sydney
Tony Albert, Healing land, remembering Country, 2020. Installation view for Elizabeth Farm (2020).
Permanent display | Exhibition

Healing land, remembering Country

A powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert

Display
Elizabeth Farm
Boy playing with LEGO.
Permanent display | Exhibition

Rouse Hill Estate in LEGO® Bricks

Featuring amazing models of the iconic Rouse Hill House, outbuildings, stable and barns constructed from LEGO® bricks

Display
Rouse Hill Estate
Sergeant Tracker Alexander ‘Alec’ Riley, standing in police uniform
Permanent display | Exhibition

Alexander Riley, legendary Aboriginal police tracker

The remarkable talents of Aboriginal trackers who worked for NSW Police in the 20th century are featured in a display at the Justice & Police Museum

Display
Justice & Police Museum