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Unsettled

Our untold history revealed
Tomorrow
The Rocks scavenger hunt

The Rocks scavenger hunt

A modern-day scavenger hunt using Facebook Messenger to help you discover local hotspots and hidden gems
Tomorrow
Bedlam at Botany Bay

Bedlam at Botany Bay

Madness stalked the colony of NSW and tracing its wild path changes the way we look at our colonial history.
Tomorrow
Lunchtime Lecture: Polska Jerozolima: To a new life

Lunchtime Lecture: Polska Jerozolima: To a new life

Join our webinar with Rita Nash, who will examine the post-war experiences of Polish Jews escaping to the USSR
Tomorrow
Secret city discovery walking trails with riddles

Secret city discovery walking trails with riddles

Solve cryptic clue riddles on your phone, as you wander and discover new pathways of the city
Tomorrow
Sydney Ghost Tour

Sydney Ghost Tour

Explore the dark side of Sydney's past
Tomorrow
The Customs House, Sydney

The Customs House, Sydney

Historic photographs, artworks and moving footage illustrate the history and evolution of Sydney’s Customs House
Tomorrow
Chinese Language (Mandarin) Tours

Chinese Language (Mandarin) Tours

Discover the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks through a self-guided Mandarin-language tour.
28 Oct 2021
Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History

Emotion and Anxiety in Environmental History

Hear from historians as they grapple with the emotional and psychological impacts of environmental change.
28 Oct 2021
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
28 Oct 2021
Free public tours at NSW Parliament

Free public tours at NSW Parliament

Experience first-hand the beautiful colonial architecture, history and work of the Parliament
29 Oct 2021
Lunch at Parliament House

Lunch at Parliament House

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Strangers' Restaurant located within Parliament House, Sydney
1 Nov 2021
Discover SLM: talk series

Discover SLM: talk series

Sydney Living Museums’ curatorial team take you behind-the-scenes of their houses, museums and collections
2 Nov 2021
History of New Thought & Unity

History of New Thought & Unity

Explore Unity’s history and original cultural scene within a greater New Thought movement.
2 Nov 2021
Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Experiment

Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Experiment

Journalist Gideon Haigh discusses one of the most complex and controversial cases to reach Australia's High Court
3 Nov 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: German Jews of Persia

Lunchtime Lecture: German Jews of Persia

Join us online for this lecture by Dr. Pedram Khosronejad, who will discuss the German Jews of Persia
10 Nov 2021
Knitting for victory

Knitting for victory

Join curator Margaret Betteridge on Remembrance Day as she shares personal stories of homegrown wartime efforts.
11 Nov 2021
Virtual event: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Virtual event: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

SMSA Poetry Group members present a reading of well-known poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner via Zoom
12 Nov 2021
History LIVE: Behind the scenes with a curator

History LIVE: Behind the scenes with a curator

Join us for this webinar, which will take you behind the scenes of the Sydney Jewish Museum with a curator
17 Nov 2021
Virtual Talk: A Bloody Good Rant with Tom Keneally

Virtual Talk: A Bloody Good Rant with Tom Keneally

Prolific author Tom Keneally joins SMSA via Zoom to share his passions, memories and demons.
17 Nov 2021
Krista Vane: Tempest on Edith Blake’s War

Krista Vane: Tempest on Edith Blake’s War

Discover the incredible story of Edith Blake, the only Australian nurse killed in action during the First World War
18 Nov 2021
Lunchtime Lecture: The Holocaust as an Australian Story

Lunchtime Lecture: The Holocaust as an Australian Story

Join us online for this fascinating lecture by Dr Jan Láníček on Australians' responses to the Holocaust
24 Nov 2021
Discovering Chanukah for Primary Students

Discovering Chanukah for Primary Students

Join us online for this interactive 45-minute program to introduce primary students to the Jewish festival of Chanukah
25 Nov 2021
Josie and the Emeralds

Josie and the Emeralds

Musicke in these Plagal Tymes
28 Nov 2021
High Tea at Parliament House

High Tea at Parliament House

Family friendly high tea with seasonal produce served at Parliament
4 Feb 2022
Maria Stuarda at the Sydney Opera House

Maria Stuarda at the Sydney Opera House

A throne is not made for two… Which Queen will rule her country and his heart?
23 Mar 2022