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Wentworth Gallery

Wentworth Gallery

Wentworth Gallery is an art gallery in the heart of Sydney's central business district showcasing paintings, sculpture and prints by more than one hundred of Australia's leading contemporary and Aboriginal artists. They offer visitors to Sydney the chance to see a wonderful and diverse collection of quality Australian art in one location.
Next Level Escape

Next Level Escape

Next Level Escape is not your grandmother’s escape room. Lose yourself in stories so intriguing you simply must find out what happens next. Kick your grey cells into turbo mode, crack fiendish puzzles, and uncover mysteries thought unsolvable. Race against the clock, inch closer to escaping with each clue… will you make it out? Sound exhilarating? You need Next Level Escape in your life! Have fun with up to five friends pitting your collective wits against theirs, and be captivated from the second you arrive. They guarantee you’ll talk about your experience for days to come as you and your…
Governor Phillip and Macquarie Towers

Governor Phillip and Macquarie Towers

One Farrer Place is arguably Australia’s finest premium grade office complex, comprising the landmark Governor Phillip Tower and Governor Macquarie Tower. With over 80,000 square metres of office space, One Farrer Place is the ideal corporate location with its unmatched position in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, unparalleled harbour views, a rich history and sophisticated design.
Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park protects islands and foreshore around Sydney Harbour. Explore Sydney's history on a school excursion or guided tour to enjoy coastal walks, picnics and swimming. Sydney Harbour National Park protects a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbours. The park is home to superb swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas, which offer a huge range of activities that will have you coming back again and again. See native wildlife living in rare pockets of bushland once common around Sydney, or take a fascinating walk to explore the park's cultural…
Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is a must-visit destination for all ages. A site of exceptional significance, this fascinating building holds the key to understanding Australia’s convict foundations and its impact on Aboriginal Australia, and early contribution to immigration and institutional care. Today, the barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history. Years in the making, this is history, but not as you know it. Layered with cutting-edge innovation throughout, the museum redefines the heritage experience, bringing Sydney’s past to life more authentically than ever before. Led by groundbreaking audio technology, you’ll follow in the footsteps of…
Sydney Harbour National Park - Middle Head

Sydney Harbour National Park - Middle Head

Middle Head is a superb lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park. From this outstanding vantage point, you can follow the Pacific Ocean to the horizon, framed by North and South Heads. The panoramic view extends to the Eastern Suburbs, Middle Harbour and Manly. In addition to enjoying sensational views, you can find out more about Middle Head’s military significance. Walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, built in response to a feared French invasion, or explore the tunnels, sandstone gun pits and infamous Vietnam War-era 'Tiger Cages'. Guided tours of the Fort are available between October and…
History House

History House

The beautiful History House is the home of the Royal Australian Historical Society. The Society holds regular seminars and events, which are open to non-members, as is the library. The Library holds the only comprehensive computerised index to the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, which has been publishing scholarly articles on Australian history since 1906. Computer databases also list over 12,000 items held in the library, and our extensive press clippings and photographic holdings. The friendly staff will be able to assist you in your research.
St Stephens Uniting Church

St Stephens Uniting Church

St Stephen's Uniting Church's is located within Sydney's political, financial, business and medical district on Macquarie Street. The church is open during the week. St Stephen's offers a monthly lunch time concert program. You are invited to bring your lunch and relax in the gorgeous surrounds while listening to a range of classical musical treats. The Friday Music series includes an organ recital on the last Friday of the month.
State Library of New South Wales

State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of NSW is a unique cultural institution with an amazing history and internationally renowned collection. Visit the Library and experience the beautiful architecture of the Mitchell Library Reading Room and Shakespeare Room, or enjoy the vibrant public events and changing exhibitions program. There is free internet and wi-fi access, and the Cafe Trim is open seven days a week. The Library Shop is Sydney's premier Australiana bookshop, and fine art prints from the collection are available for purchase. You'll be surprised by this haven in the middle of the city. Many of the offerings are free of…
A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

A picture tells a thousand words. This adage is the inspiration for an innovative new exhibition, in which the public becomes the curator. A Thousand Words presents compelling photographic images from the rich collections of Sydney Living Museums and the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW, created between the 1880s and the 1980s. A Thousand Words adopts a philosophy that everyone can interpret history through the lens of their background, experiences, values and aspirations. Unlike a standard exhibition, the images are presented without traditional curatorial interpretation. Instead, the public have been invited to contribute responses – whether emotive, nostalgic…
The National Opal Collection Sydney

The National Opal Collection Sydney

The award winning National Opal Collection showroom is amongst Australia's most fascinating tourist attractions. Here you will discover the incredible link between the opal and the dinosaur. Part museum, part sales showroom, it not only has a huge array of opals and jewellery for sale, but also shows how opals came to be formed over millions of years and how they are mined today. As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia's outback and then taken through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. Exhibits show how the bones of prehistoric creatures can become opalised.
Government House Sydney

Government House Sydney

One of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney, Government House Sydney is the Official Residence of Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, 39th Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson. Visitors will be able to view the restored grand historic interiors, including the exquisite hand painted stencil ceilings. The House also showcases a significant collection of portraits, furniture, decorative arts and gubernatorial memorabilia, many of them produced in New South Wales and of heritage significance. Government House Sydney is a busy 'working House' which is host to many vice-regal and charitable events and…
Parliament House

Parliament House

Parliament House is open weekdays to allow people to see the workings of government in the beautiful heritage chambers. When the Parliament sits, public access to the Chambers is restricted to the Visitors' Galleries. It is advisable to book in advance for Question Time in the Legislative Assembly. To determine which days have been proclaimed Sitting Days, see the Sitting Days Calendar on the Parliament website. On non-sitting days when the Chambers are not in use, you may also visit inside both Chambers. Parliament House is of exceptional historical and social value. It has played a key role in the…
Museum of Sydney

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 life, and an important focus of first contact between the Gadigal people and the colonisers. The physical remains of the colony’s first government house and archaeological relics from the colony’s first year of existence can be glimpsed through glass openings in the museum forecourt and…
AMAZE - The Michael Crouch Gallery

AMAZE - The Michael Crouch Gallery

The State Library launched is first new gallery since 1929! AMAZE: The Michael Crouch Gallery is an exciting space of changing objects with fascinating back stories. Ned Kelly 'Wanted' poster, James Cook's hand-drawn maps of New Zealand and the sketchbooks of John Glover and Arthur Streeton are just some of the amazing objects currently on show. AMAZE was co-launched with Curio, an innovative new app available free to download at the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. In-house devices are also available at select times. Please visit the website for more information.
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