Susannah Place Museum

Sydney’s working class heritage 1844 The working class did it tough in Sydney during the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny kitchens and crowded living quarters when you visit this rare, surviving example of a working-class terrace. Then stock up on lollies at the old corner shop.

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Rouse Hill House and Farm

untouched history 1813 Crammed with thousands of objects – from the earliest colonial treasures to a 1960s television – this house chronicles the changing fortunes of six generations of one family. Wander through one of Australia’s oldest surviving colonial gardens and view the old machinery across the vast farmstead.

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Rose Seidler House

iconic mid-20th Century design 1948 Immerse yourself in this 1950s modernist house designed by renowned architect Harry Seidler.  Nestled in natural bushland, it is known for its use of open planning, bold colours and modern technology, and promoted the modernist movement in Australia. The house’s original furniture forms one of Australia’s most important postwar design

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Meroogal

Home to four generations of women Gain an insight into the everyday lives of a family of women who created this enchanting house and garden. Nestled in Nowra, Meroogal has hundreds of stories to tell about daily life for late 19th and early 20th Century women. The personal possessions and diaries paint a vivid picture.

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Hyde Park Barracks

Discover the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks through a self-guided immersive experience that will feel like stepping back in time. 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

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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. Then refuel with a refreshing Devonshire tea in the tearooms. This restful homestead

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Elizabeth Bay House

Experience a life of luxury at the Macleay residence, once claimed to be ‘the finest house in the colony’. Be stunned by the breathtaking harbour views, sweeping staircase, domed roof and elegant furnishings. Hear the fascinating story of Alexander Macleay’s ambition, narcissism and ruin. With commanding views over Sydney Harbour, Elizabeth Bay House gleams like

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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 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

Take a different look at history in an informative and fun way at Tweed Regional Museum. Boasting award-winning exhibitions which are engaging and educational, the Museum presents many aspects of the Tweed’s rich natural and cultural history and a few surprises you may not know about! The Murwillumbah branch of the Museum offers the award

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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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Hambledon Cottage Museum

Hambledon Cottage was built by John Macarthur in 1824 on the grounds of his Elizabeth Farm Estate as additional accommodation for family and friends. It was home to many prominent Parramatta identities and is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. This elegant cottage is built of sandstock brick in the Colonial Georgian style and

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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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