Arms of Australia Inn Museum

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum administered by the Nepean District Historical Society. Located in the Penrith Valley, at Emu Plains, the Arms of Australia Inn Museum sits at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains

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one+2 artist studios and gallery

The first one+2 artist studios were established in Rozelle in 1992 with seven foundation artists. In 2007, a second set of warehouse studios was opened in Balmain, and today one+2 houses 85 artists practicing painting, photography, sculpture, glass, mixed media, installation and ceramics. Many one+2 artists are represented by leading galleries throughout Australia and include finalists in the

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Roughley House

The Pines and Roughley House, built in 1856, has been home to five generations of the Roughley family from convict beginnings to community patrons. Named after the many towering pine trees planted by various generations of the family, the homestead commands views of the Blue Mountains and north western Sydney. Clive Roughley, youngest of five

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Australian History Museum

The Australian History Museum is now closed. A new Arts Precinct will be open at Macquarie University in August 2020. The new purpose-built Precinct will consolidate the University’s Ancient History Museum, Numismatics and Australian History Museum. Read more about the project here. — The Australian History Museum is unique in both its collection and its

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State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world. You’ll be surprised by what you discover here, with free exhibitions, free wi-fi, a cafe, bookshop and a dynamic public events program. The galleries feature local and international exhibitions of photography, history and art. Visit our new Amaze Gallery and experience some of

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Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) was founded in 1827 and is the nation’s first museum. The AM has been transformed and visitors can now enjoy transformed spaces and updated amenities. Free general admission includes entry to all permanent exhibitions, as well as the Unsettled and Spark special exhibitions. The AM is internationally recognised as a natural

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Welcome to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Australia’s leading museum dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. The Museum celebrates the work of living artists, bringing exceptional exhibitions of international and Australian art to as many people as possible – welcoming over a million visitors each year – in

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Vaucluse House

a country house by the harbour 1805 Delight in the ornate interiors of the home of statesman and explorer William Charles Wentworth and his wife, Sarah. See the house’s strange style and incomplete construction, and hear about the couple’s struggle for social acceptance. Discover our historic kitchen garden and enjoy afternoon tea at the charming

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The Mint

Modern architecture in a historic place.   1811/2003 Step inside Australia’s oldest surviving public building, or visit the impressive Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection and immerse yourself in Sydney’s rich history of house interiors and gardens. Dine in style at the Sydney Mint Café on the top floor of the original Rum Hospital, or

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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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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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Justice and Police Museum

law and order 1856 These historic police buildings once hosted infamous criminals like bushranger Captain Moonlight and sly-grog queen Kate Leigh, as Sydney’s police and magistrates kept law and order. Walk the corridor of cells, check out the chilling collection of criminal weapons and hundreds of photos from the forensic archives.

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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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Museum of Sydney

A modern museum built over and around the remains of Australia’s first Government House, the Museum of Sydney celebrates the people and events that have shaped the character and soul of this city. In 1788 Governor Phillip chose this site for his official residence. It quickly became the centre of the colony’s administrative and social

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National Art School Gallery

The National Art School Gallery encourages appreciation and critical perspectives of art and its role in society through direct engagement with artists and innovative art practices.  The NAS Gallery’s program reflects the vitality and complexity of the visual arts within a local and international context. The program consists of contemporary and art historical exhibitions; survey

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Art Gallery of NSW

Explore five levels of art at one of Australia’s most popular art museums, located within beautiful parklands overlooking Sydney Harbour, just 10 minutes walk from the city. See an extensive collection of Australian art, including one of the largest galleries of Aboriginal art in the country, alongside European masters, Asian treasures and leading local and

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