The Mint

Built for a cost of 45,000 gallons of rum, The Mint is rich in history. It was originally part of Governor Macquarie’s ‘Rum’ hospital for convicts and later became the first branch of the Royal Mint outside London. Today The Mint is home to Museums of History NSW’s head office, the Caroline Simpson Library &

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Susannah Place Museum

Much of Sydney was built by immigrants, and this terrace of four tiny houses stands as a resilient reminder. Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s famous Rocks district, it has been home to more than 100 families over 150 years. Built by Irish immigrants in 1844, it has survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances

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Rouse Hill Estate

Home to six generations of one family through good times and the bad, Rouse Hill Estate and its stories still draw people to its doors. Each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object and addition, every tear, stain and repair, has a story to tell. The estate also

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Rose Seidler House

Rose Seidler House, built between 1948 and 1950, is one of the most uncompromising modernist houses in Australia. Nestled in natural bushland, the house has panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai National Park from its glass walls and sun-filled deck. Restored to its 1950s scheme, Rose Seidler House incorporates the modernist features of open planning, minimal colour

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Meroogal

Loved and maintained by four generations of women from one local family, Meroogal has barely changed since it was built in the 1880s. The house still overflows with their favourite belongings, and the garden with fruit and produce that hint at their self-sufficiency and hospitality. Books and ornaments, furniture, photographs, diaries and journals, clippings, recipes

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Hyde Park Barracks

A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum. Today this immersive museum tells

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Government House

the state’s vice-regal home 1837 Step inside this magnificent Gothic Revival mansion overlooking the harbour, where dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II and the Pope were wined and dined. Take a guided tour of the great hall, grand dining room and elegant ballroom and wander the lavish estate, designed in England by famed architect Edward Blore.

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Elizabeth Farm

Built by wool pioneer John Macarthur and his wife Elizabeth, this access-all-areas homestead is one of Australia’s oldest surviving European buildings. Relax on the shady verandah or stroll through the gorgeous 1830s garden, while the kids do the washing and play croquet. This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young

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Elizabeth Bay House

With harbour views, sweeping staircases and spectacular landscaped gardens, Elizabeth Bay House was Sydney’s ultimate trophy home. Built for colonial secretary Alexander Macleay, after the governor, the most important public official in Sydney, it was by all accounts the finest house in the colony. Yet it tells a familiar story: of ambition and passion, of

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Illawarra Museum Wollongong

The Illawarra Museum Wollongong focuses on the heritage and history of Wollongong. The collection is housed in the former Post and Telegraph Office built between 1865 and 1882–an excellent example of late colonial architecture. The Museum collection conveys a sense of life in the days before Wollongong was dominated by heavy industry. The foyer features

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Oxley Museum

Oxley Museum is managed by members of the Wellington Historical Society who work on a volunteer basis.   The collection reflects the European settlement of Wellington and its district and features a Chinese room, a Military room, Trades and Commercial room, Medical room and a room with a display of costumes. Several rooms on the

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Dunedoo Museum and Historical Society

Dunedoo Historical Society is located in the Main Street of Dunedoo at the Old Westpac Building. The building also houses our local library which value adds to the Museum with its collection of local history books and photos. The Museum has both an in-house display of memorabilia including mining history, agricultural history, military history, Aboriginal

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Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery

The sign “Lightning Ridge Population?” welcomes you to the opal fields. Here at the museum we research, record, maintain and share local history to explain the “?”. People come to the Ridge seeking opal, landscape and legends. It’s a lifestyle. Our complex is located just past the Crocodile Caravan Park at the beginning of town.

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Taralga Historical Society Museum

Looking for a day’s outing? Then head to historic Taralga. Visit the historical museum and step back in time in the colonial cottage and the slab dairy or the shearing shed/blacksmith complex and the recently added Nissan Hut. Morning tea and lunch can be arranged by appointment. A worthwhile historical tour of the complex is

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Pye Cottage Museum

The Pye Cottage Museum, established in 1975, was moved piece by piece from its original site near Dalton, by the Gunning & District Historical Society and re-erected in its current position on Yass Street, Gunning. The slab hut cottage is furnished to some extent with period pieces.  It houses a number of photographs that relate

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Tweed Regional Museum

We acknowledge the Tweed Bundjalung people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Museum sits, and recognise and respect continuing connection to Country. In all that we do here at Tweed Regional Museum, we aim to collect and share the stories of our community. Our beautiful Museum – a mix of heritage

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Calala Cottage

Calala Cottage was designed and built by Philip Gidley King in 1875. The cottage is furnished with items mainly from the late Victorian period. Displays in the museum range from early aboriginal artefacts through to the establishment of Tamworth as a city. Bequests from notable Tamworth families enhance the exhibits. These include a large teaspoon

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Sketchley Pioneer Cottage and Museum

Sketchley Cottage is the only known example of an 1840s colonial building in the Port Stephens Shire. Sketchley Cottage is a rare timber slab colonial farm house, built about 1850 on the Doribank Estate east of the Williams River, near the present New Line Road. From the late 1850’s to 1970 it was the family

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Old Government House

Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia’s oldest surviving public building. For seven decades, it was the ‘country’ residence of 10 early governors of the colony, including Governor and Mrs Macquarie who, from 1810 to 1821 preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary

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Experiment Farm Cottage

Experiment Farm Cottage celebrates 50 years! 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) opening Experiment Farm Cottage as a house museum. On 20th July 1963 the NSW Governor Sir Eric Woodward officially opened the museum, the first such museum dedicated to Australian colonial furniture and lifestyle. On 20th July 2013

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