What's on

This Month

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
Cast in cast out, Denis Golding, 2020, epoxy resin, iron oxides, concrete, acrylic, edition etching rag
Now showing
Featured display | Exhibition

Cast in cast out

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

16 March – 17 November 2024
Museum of Sydney
Now showing
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
Now showing
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
Sonic Spaces 2023
23 June, 6pm
Performance | Event

Sonic Spaces

Join us for an intimate series of music performances in one of the city’s most unique spaces, the hammock room at the Hyde Park Barracks

21 April 2024 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Hyde Park Barracks
Museum of Sydney, Welcome event for Coomaditchie
15 June, 2.30pm
Talk | Event

Artist talk with Dennis Golding

Dennis Golding joins Dr Jacqui Newling for a thoughtful discussion about memory, making and practice

15 June 2024 4:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Museum of Sydney
Peter Cooley, IndigiGrow
16 June, 10.30am & 1pm
Workshop | Event

Caring for Country with IndigiGrow

Join Peter Cooley from IndigiGrow for a workshop that focuses on the lost native landscapes of eastern Sydney

16 June 2024 12:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Vaucluse House
Detective at foot of Argyle Steps, The Rocks (Sydney), late 1930s. Details unknown.
16 June, 10.30am
Tour | Event

Sin City: Sydney Crime Stories Walking Tour

Visit real crime scenes from the past and hear the stories behind the crimes

16 June 2024 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Justice & Police Museum
Government Printing Office 1 - 02086 - Oyster bed [From NSW Government Printer series: Ballina], 1926
21 June, 10.30am
Online talk | Event

Oyster leases

This webinar will focus on the Oyster Lease Cultures files, which tell the stories of the people who held these leases between 1920 and 1978

21 June 2024 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
21 & 22 June, 6.30am
Event | Event

Winter Solstice at Elizabeth Bay House

Wrap up warm and arrive at the elegant Elizabeth Bay House before dawn to experience a magnificent display as the sun rises over the horizon

21 June 2024 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Elizabeth Bay House
View of Hammocks Room at the Hyde Park Barracks
27 June, 9am
Tour | Event

Members Hour: Hyde Park Barracks

Experience Members Hour at the Hyde Park Barracks

27 June 2024 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Hyde Park Barracks
Dennis Golding outside his grandmother's house on Eveleigh Street, Redfern, 2003. Reproduction of photograph by Felicity Weatherall.
30 June, 10.30am
Tour | Event

Memory Lane: Walking Tour of Redfern

Join Redfern Elder Aunty Donna Ingram and Golding for a walking tour that will explore the social and political history of Redfern

30 June 2024 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Museum of Sydney
The Lord's Prayer - Religious tract written in an Aboriginal language 1836
5 July, 10:30am
Online talk | Event

First Nations Community Access to Archives

Join the First Nations Community Access to Archives project team in deep listening to learn about the journey of storytelling, truth-telling and language revitalisation.

05 July 2024 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Untitled, Allison Day, 2006. Photo © Bernie Fisher, 2022. Artwork © the artist
9–10 July, 11am & 2pm
Workshop | Event

Art of Place: poetry workshop for kids with Lucy Norton

Led by Lucy Norton, this workshop for kids will explore the nature, uses and practice of poetry

09 July 2024 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Museum of Sydney
Coomaditchie: The Art of Place marketing photoshoot
13 July, 11am & 1pm
Workshop | Event

Collage workshop for kids with Peter Waples-Crowe

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with a special workshop led by Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe

13 July 2024 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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