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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
Ngaya (I am)
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
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
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
Objects form the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection on display in the Caroline Simpson Library.
29 May, 10am
Talk | Event

Members Hour: Caroline Simpson Library

Experience Members Hour at Caroline Simpson Library

29 May 2024 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Caroline Simpson Library
Queen Victoria Building
30 May, 5.30pm & 7pm
Tour | Event

QVB Twilight Tours

Join us for a special-access tour of one of Sydney’s best-loved architectural icons, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

30 May 2024 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Two visitors observe the well at Parbury Ruins during Sydney Open
1 June, various times
Tour | Event

Tour of Parbury Ruins and Arthur Payne's House

Enjoy a tour of two archaeological sites and uncover some of the rich history of The Rocks

01 June 2024
Coomaditchie: The Art of Place marketing photoshoot
2 June, 10.30am & 1pm
Workshop | Event

Sketching memory with Dennis Golding

Join Golding and artist Cameron Stead for a special drawing workshop in which participants will explore their own memories of place drawn from the built environment

02 June 2024 12:30 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
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