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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
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