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The Rocks Walking Tours

The Rocks Walking Tours

Discover what makes The Rocks tick on a Sydney heritage walk
Today 9.30am to 4pm
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 12am
A Sydney Harbour Bridge audio+puzzle tour

A Sydney Harbour Bridge audio+puzzle tour

Stories about the history, construction and controversies of the bridge
Today 12am to 11pm
An Artist in the Army: Guy Warren on Bougainville 1944-45

An Artist in the Army: Guy Warren on Bougainville 1944-45

An exhibition showcasing sketches and photographs created by Guy Warren during his military service.
Today 9am to 5pm
Art Appreciation: Exploring the Art Gallery collection

Art Appreciation: Exploring the Art Gallery collection

Led by distinguished scholars & researchers, enjoy in-depth insights into artworks & artists at the Art Gallery of NSW
Today 1pm to 2pm
Free heritage tour of former Sydney General Post Office

Free 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
Today 11.45am to 1.15pm
Free walking tour in Spanish

Free walking tour in Spanish

Tour Sydney while learning its history in Spanish
Today all day
Historic walking tours of Glebe

Historic walking tours of Glebe

Come along for an informative tour that delves into the heritage fabric of some of Sydney's most historical suburbs
Today 10am to 11.30pm
Shot

Shot

400 photographs, 200 photographers, 3 centuries.
Today 9am to 8pm
Sydney's Convict Colony - Walking History Tour of The Rocks

Sydney's Convict Colony - Walking History Tour of The Rocks

Explore this city's notorious colonial beginnings as we unpack it's colourful convict heritage in the Rocks & Quay
Today 10.30am to 1pm
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 Egyptian Galleries

The Egyptian Galleries

The Mummy Room and Pharaonic Obsessions exhibitions
Today 10am to 9pm
The Story of Sydney tour

The Story of Sydney tour

Discover all there is to know about Sydney on only 4 hours
Today 8.30am to 12.30pm
Tidal Kin

Tidal Kin

Stories from the Pacific
Today 10am to 9pm
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
Mesoamerica: from ancient Maya to magical realism lectures

Mesoamerica: from ancient Maya to magical realism lectures

Journey through time and culture with 'Learning Curve: Mesoamerica - from the ancient Maya to magical realism' lectures
Tomorrow
Ultimate Sydney Walking Tour – History, Laneways, Art & More

Ultimate Sydney Walking Tour – History, Laneways, Art & More

Discover the story of Sydney on this expert-led walking tour, while hitting all of the city’s main attractions
Tomorrow
The Taste of Sydney Tour

The Taste of Sydney Tour

Sydney's most elegant and diverse food tour
25 May 2024
Historic walking tours of Watsons Bay

Historic walking tours of Watsons Bay

Join us on a fascinating tour that unearths the rich secrets some of Sydney's most historical suburbs
26 May 2024
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
26 May 2024
Sonic Spaces at Hyde Park Barracks

Sonic Spaces at Hyde Park Barracks

Join us for an intimate series of music performances in one of the city’s most unique spaces
26 May 2024
The Art of Sydney

The Art of Sydney

Hit the ground running with this super immersive and inspiring introduction to the worlds most beautiful city
26 May 2024
Aunty Brenda Matthews - Booked out

Aunty Brenda Matthews - Booked out

Aunty Brenda tells her story from being member of the Stolen Generation to her journey to rediscover her culture
28 May 2024
City of Sydney Online Book Club: Historical Fiction

City of Sydney Online Book Club: Historical Fiction

If you love books, this is a great opportunity to connect with other readers online and find literary inspiration.
30 May 2024
Indigneous Veterans Commemoration Service

Indigneous Veterans Commemoration Service

Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and Servicewomen Commemoration Service
31 May 2024
The Sword and the Scales: The Military and Justice in NSW

The Sword and the Scales: The Military and Justice in NSW

A public lecture by Major General the Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC for the Military History Society of New South Wales
1 Jun 2024
Nazis in Australia: When History and the Law Collide

Nazis in Australia: When History and the Law Collide

A 1990 arrest for collaborating in Nazi crimes was one of the most extraordinary chapters in Australia’s legal history.
6 Jun 2024
Trouble Makers & Crime Trivia

Trouble Makers & Crime Trivia

Join us for: Crimes, Quizzes, Cocktails and Connections
11 Jun 2024
The beauty of nature: representations in East Asian art

The beauty of nature: representations in East Asian art

Jackie Menzies discusses nature in Chinese, Korean, & Japanese art, covering landscape painting, symbolism, & materials
15 Jun 2024
Alumni evening at The Girls & Boys Brigade

Alumni evening at The Girls & Boys Brigade

Come tour the updated building, reconnect with old friends, and reminisce about your time at The Girls & Boys Brigade
20 Jun 2024
Writing Historical Fiction Workshop with Mirandi Riwoe

Writing Historical Fiction Workshop with Mirandi Riwoe

Author Mirandi Riwoe will discuss research methods and the writing processes involved in writing a historical novel.
22 Jun 2024
Rum, Rascals & Revelations

Rum, Rascals & Revelations

Delve into Sydney’s debaucherous past as we match sensational storytelling with a delicious range of Brix Rums.
27 Jun 2024
The Sephardi-Mizrahi Shuk

The Sephardi-Mizrahi Shuk

Join us for this special event as the museum is transformed into a bustling Sephardi-Mizrahi marketplace, or 'shuk'.
30 Jun 2024
Inaugural Middle East Area of Operations commemoration

Inaugural Middle East Area of Operations commemoration

Inaugural service to commemorate Middle East Area of Operations between 2001 and 2021.
11 Jul 2024
Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration

Victory in the Pacific Day Commemoration

Anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Second World War
15 Aug 2024
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Commemoration

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Commemoration

Commemoration service held in recognition of those who served in the Vietnam War
18 Aug 2024
Pyrmont architectural time capsule walk

Pyrmont architectural time capsule walk

Discover the architecture of Pyrmont and learn about its history in a ninety-minute walk with a trained AAA volunteer
31 Aug 2024