Open Day: Western Sydney Records Centre

Get ready to explore the treasures of Museums of History NSW at our upcoming open day. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Western Sydney Records Centre housing the State Archives Collection.

Come see the collections close up, hear from experts on a range of fascinating topics, take a behind-the-scenes tour and relax with good food and coffee in our unique environments.

The heart of the state archives will be open to the public at Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood, on Darug Country. This is a rare opportunity to step inside and discover the largest collection of records relating to the history of NSW and the lives of its people.

Drop-in tours

Guided tours will take you on a journey through the extensive storage areas and the Conservation Lab and introduce you to the publicly accessible Reading Room.

Staff will be onsite to direct you to the tour meeting point when you arrive.

Expert talks

An in-depth series of talks throughout the day will provide valuable insights into the stories within the collection, how to undertake your own research and offer an opportunity to ask an archivist your questions.

Note: bookings available for each talk below. There will be limited spaces offered on the day for walk-ups. Please see staff on arrival to find out more.


Ancestry, Australian Railway Historical Society, City of Sydney, Dutch Australian Genealogy Group, Hawkesbury Library Service & Family History Group, National Archives of Australia, Nepean Family History Society, Penrith City Library, Penrith Museum of Printing, Royal Australian Historical Society, Society of Australian Genealogists.

Relax, eat & play

Enjoy lawn games with friends and family, and relax with an appetising selection of food and beverages.

Western Sydney Records Centre
Western Sydney Records Centre
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Saturday 15 April 10am–4pm
Elevated grassy area with tree in front of sandstone buildings.
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