WHO WE ARE
Sydney Living Museums, the public-facing name of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, cares for 12 of the State’s most important historic houses, museums and their collections - Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm, Government House, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum, Meroogal, The Mint, Museum of Sydney, Rose Seidler House, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Susannah Place and Vaucluse House.
We bring our museums to life through a dynamic program of exhibitions, events such as walks, talks and tours. Each year, nearly a million visitors enjoy our exhibitions or public programs, visit our sites, or book our fantastic venues, whilst around 60,000 young people each year learn about the past through our great education programs.
We are one of the major state museums in Australia, and one of New South Wales' premier State cultural institutions. We fall within the Office of Environment and Heritage.
- Read the Historic Houses Trust Act 1980.
- Download our latest events edition.
- Download our Corporate Plan 2010 - 2015
- Read our Annual Reports and other plans
A future for the past.
To care for significant historic places, buildings, collections and landscapes with integrity, and enable people to enjoy and learn about them.
WHAT WE DO
Our own portfolio includes houses, museums, landscapes, a library and collections of paintings, furniture and objects. We bring the past alive through our activities such as education, interpretation, exhibitions, events, festivals and publications, while our Endangered Houses Fund finds new futures for historic buildings owned by others.
As well as opening our museums to the public we produce the following:
Exhibitions, Events, Publications, Education Programs
We manage an extensive:
Collection, Library & Resource Centre
Our properties are also available for:
Venue, Filming and Photography hire
And we have a series of:
Shops and Cafes
We have an active:
Foundation, Members and Volunteers Program