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The Customs House Sydney

The Customs House Sydney

Historic photographs, artworks and moving footage illustrate the history and evolution of Sydney’s Customs House
Today 8am to 10.30pm
Australian Mackenzie family's journey in Korea Exhibition

Australian Mackenzie family's journey in Korea Exhibition

Special exhibition to mark the 60th Anniversary of Australia-Korea diplomatic relations
Today 12am to 6pm
Chinese language (Mandarin) tours

Chinese language (Mandarin) tours

Discover the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks through a self-guided Mandarin-language tour
Today 10am to 5pm
Daily Service of Remembrance

Daily Service of Remembrance

At 11am each day, the Anzac Memorial pauses for a Service of Remembrance.
Today 11am to 11.05am
Hyde Park Barracks experience

Hyde Park Barracks experience

More than 200 years old, the Hyde Park Barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history
Today 10am to 5pm
Redcoats, Rascals & Thunderboxes - History of Sydney

Redcoats, Rascals & Thunderboxes - History of Sydney

You probably think you know the beginnings of Sydney and will challenge your knowledge, testing the beginnings of Sydney
Today 10am to 12pm
Remembering Australia’s War in Vietnam, 1962–72

Remembering Australia’s War in Vietnam, 1962–72

Discover the lived experiences of veterans of Australia's war in Vietnam through the stories of four Australians
Today 9am to 5pm
Sequinned steps LGBTIQ Sydney tour

Sequinned steps LGBTIQ Sydney tour

Sydney is home to the world famous Sydney Mardi Gras started in June 1978
Today 4pm to 6pm
Skirting Sydney - Sydney's Super Women

Skirting Sydney - Sydney's Super Women

Finally you get to discover the impact of Sydney's awesome women on a fun-filled 2 hour discovery tour
Today 10am to 11am
Slygrog, Saints & Smack - Sydney's seedy underbelly

Slygrog, Saints & Smack - Sydney's seedy underbelly

Unleash a side of Sydney that you never expected. Corruption, prostitution, drug deals and gambling dens
Today 6pm to 8pm
The Centenary Exhibition

The Centenary Exhibition

The evolution of Australian military service, focusing on the personal stories of NSW service.
Today 9am to 5pm
The Fenwick Balmain walking tour and lunch

The Fenwick Balmain walking tour and lunch

Guests will be led on this tour by Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks before enjoying a delicious lunch at The Fenwick
Today 9.45am to 12.45pm
Free walking tour: Sydney and The Rocks

Free walking tour: Sydney and The Rocks

Historical free walking tour exploring Sydney and The Rocks area
Tomorrow
Heritage tour of former Sydney General Post Office

Heritage tour of former Sydney General Post Office

Discover the rich history of the former Sydney General Post Office building with Fullerton Hotel's resident guide
Tomorrow
High Tea at Parliament House

High Tea at Parliament House

Family friendly high tea with seasonal produce served at Parliament
Tomorrow
Capturing Change: photography and the modern city

Capturing Change: photography and the modern city

Join historian Laila Ellmoos to find out how photography was used to document changes to Sydney’s built form
21 May 2022
See Sydney as a Tourist in 1905

See Sydney as a Tourist in 1905

Join curator Margaret Betteridge as she guides us through the dining and cultural landscape of Sydney in 1905.
21 May 2022
Razorhurst walking tour

Razorhurst walking tour

Sydney 1929: Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh rule the underworld. Razor Gang Wars erupt. Blood flows. Walk their territory
21 May 2022
Ripples Chowder Bay Historical Walking Tour and Lunch

Ripples Chowder Bay Historical Walking Tour and Lunch

Guided tour followed by a glass of wine and set menu overlooking Sydney Harbour
21 May 2022
Trams & Drams Sydney - Beer makes history better

Trams & Drams Sydney - Beer makes history better

Take a relaxing trip on Sydney's newest Light Rail Service, get a paddle of beer tasting without worrying about driving
21 May 2022
Aussie Chinatown – stories, snacks and secrets food tour

Aussie Chinatown – stories, snacks and secrets food tour

Sample a range of regional Chinese snacks while hearing stories of Chinese-Australians and the secrets of Chinatown
22 May 2022
The Legacy of Holocaust Letters

The Legacy of Holocaust Letters

Join us for a live reading of survivors' letters for the Sydney Writers' Festival
22 May 2022
Ventuno Walsh Bay Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

Ventuno Walsh Bay Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

Discover the history of Sydney’s beautiful Walsh Bay before enjoying a delicious 3 course lunch at Ventuno.
22 May 2022
Convicts & crime stories — The Rocks by Journey Walks

Convicts & crime stories — The Rocks by Journey Walks

Rediscovering the notorious convict beginnings & colourful criminals of early Sydney through stories, relics & ruins
25 May 2022
Cold Ales & Crime Tales: The Australian Heritage Hotel event

Cold Ales & Crime Tales: The Australian Heritage Hotel event

A deeply refreshing way to discover the true crime history of The Rocks with exclusive pub discounts on food and drinks
26 May 2022
Once upon a crime in Paddington

Once upon a crime in Paddington

A twisted true crime exploration of Paddington's peculiar past, terrace lined streets and historic corner pubs
27 May 2022
Kings Cross Golden Age — crime stories and neon fantasies

Kings Cross Golden Age — crime stories and neon fantasies

The notorious story of glamour, gangsters, showgirls, bohemia, cut-throats, corruption, clubs, neon, murder & mystery
28 May 2022
Australia's Great Depression by Joan Beaumont

Australia's Great Depression by Joan Beaumont

Joan Beaumont discusses Australia's Great Depression and the upheavals it caused to society and politics in Australia.
1 Jun 2022
Representing the Holocaust in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Representing the Holocaust in Post-Apartheid South Africa

The connection between the Holocaust studies and contemporary issues in South Africa.
1 Jun 2022
War crimes in Australian History: from Boer War to Vietnam

War crimes in Australian History: from Boer War to Vietnam

A Public Lecture by Major General the Honourable Justice Paul Brereton, AM, RFD for the Military History Society of NSW
4 Jun 2022
Ordinary Men as Holocaust Perpetrators

Ordinary Men as Holocaust Perpetrators

Hear from the author of this important piece of Holocaust literature
8 Jun 2022
Understanding Equality

Understanding Equality

Hear a Holocaust survivor's story thoughts on equal opportunity for all
12 Jun 2022
Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages

Ian Burnet will talk about Joseph Conrad's eastern voyages and how these experiences influenced his earlier book.
14 Jun 2022
Bringing Two Cultures Together

Bringing Two Cultures Together

How can Jewish and First Nations communities work together?
26 Jun 2022
Jazz in the Crypt

Jazz in the Crypt

An evening of jazz in the unique and historic setting of the Crypt of St James' Church
22 Jul 2022
City of Sydney book club: Stories Migration and Immigration

City of Sydney book club: Stories Migration and Immigration

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
25 Aug 2022
Walking in the Garden of the Righteous

Walking in the Garden of the Righteous

Join Aviva, Egon, and Rabbi Zlaman Kastel at this event that focuses on interfaith connection.
9 Oct 2022