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The vaulted roof shells take shape, July 1965. Sydney Opera House construction.
7 December 5.30pm

Sails, Octopuses, and Telescopic Cranes

An evening celebrating the construction of the Sydney Opera House through a talk, panel discussion and virtual reality experience

Mr Bradfield's Houses - Department of Public Works, image of children playing outside with see saw and ride on elephant
8 December, 10.30am
Online talk

Webinar: Public Works photographs: an unsung treasure

The amazing quality and variety of the photographs taken by the Public Works Department is a testament to the photographers. This webinar will explore these images in depth

Close up of a Christmas decoration on the Christmas tree in the drawing room at Vaucluse House.
10 December, various times
Special event

Festivities at Vaucluse House

Ring in the holiday season at beautiful Vaucluse House

Elizabeth Farm Brand shoot
January School Holidays

Convict Kids at Elizabeth Farm

Join us for a hands-on workshop where kids will discover what life was like in colonial times for a convict servant

A group of children looking at objects on a table in Vaucluse House Kitchen
January School Holidays

Convict Kids at Vaucluse House

Join us for a hands-on workshop where kids will discover what life was like in colonial times for a convict servant

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.
Sunday sessions
Special 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

Exterior of Elizabeth Farm
24 January, 9am

Members Hour: Elizabeth Farm

Experience Members Hour at Elizabeth Farm

Mausoleum, Vaucluse House
21 March, 2pm

Members Tour: Wentworth Mausoleum

Members-only walking tour to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum

On display

Views of Sydney, Macquarie Street, 10 August 1936
Featured display

Celebrating the centenary of The Astor, 1923–2023

An exploration of the concept, design and construction of this iconic Sydney landmark

Sergeant Tracker Alexander ‘Alec’ Riley, standing in police uniform
Permanent display

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

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

Permanent display

Yura Nura: People & Country

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

Sydney Open Series

Year-round focus tours, talks and workshops

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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

Available for hire

How Cities Work illustration.
Touring exhibition

How cities work

Now on tour

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

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