S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust

The S.H. Ervin Gallery is one of Sydney ’s leading public art institutions housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, The Rocks in Sydney.

Located on panoramic Observatory Hill, which is adjacent to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the S.H. Ervin Gallery occupies a Georgian style building which dates from 1856. The S.H. Ervin Gallery is unique within Sydney for specialising in Australian art and culture, and presents an engaging program of historical and contemporary exhibitions.

The Gallery’s changing exhibition program is designed to explore the richness and diversity of Australian art and present it in new contexts. We are home to the annual Salon des Refuses exhibition of works from the Archibald and Wynne Prizes and the Portia Geach Memorial Award for portraiture by women artists.

Come and enjoy some of Australia’s best art practice and peruse the cards, books and gifts in our well-stocked arts bookshop, partake of lunch in our cafe and take advantage of our on-site visitor parking. Join our e-ART news list and keep in touch at what’s happening in the Gallery.

Observatory Hill is accessed by car from Argyle Street near the bus terminus. Climb the hill, go past the Sydney Observatory to arrive at the Gallery.

The Trust Cafe

While at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, visit the Trust Cafe.

The menu is seasonal and subject to change.

Bookings are  advised.

Contact & Visit

S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust
Watson Road Observatory Hill
The Rocks

(02) 9258 0173

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Entry Fees

General Admission $7.00
Seniors and Concessions $5.00
National Trust Members $4.00
Children under 12 free

Opening Hours

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays (Welcome to visit from 9:30am by appointment only).