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A Passion for the Cosmos: The Genteel Astronomers of Mosman

Mosman, nsw

In 1895 the NSW B ranch of the British Astronomical Society was formed to promote the study of the night sky with members including locals John Macdonnell and E. H Beattie. Join the presenters for an insightful look into the role of these astronomers and the importance of their discoveries, followed by a clear evening's Telescope viewing. Presented by Sydney Observatory Curator of Astronomy,

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A stargazer, the writer’s father and reds under the beds: Donations reveal local stories

Mosman, nsw

Donations are important in the development of a descriptive local studies collection and Mosman Service has been fortunate to receive many donations which have revealed amazing stories

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Unearthing the Forgotten Architect of Early Mosman: E.S. Garton

Mosman, nsw

Hear how citizen heritage sleuths uncovered a colourful local identity which helped piece together an incredible jigsaw of local heritage.

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Behind the Scenes of The Cremorne Orpheum Theatre

Cremorne, nsw

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, affectionately known as ‘The Orpheum’, is a prized jewel in Sydney’s crown. For almost a century, this beautiful Art Deco theatre has opened its doors to theatre lovers of film and stage. Now The Orpheum footlights will shine directly on itself.

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Chowder Bay Historical Walking Tour Lunch

Mosman, nsw

Ripples Chowder Bay is partnering with professional guides and historians at 'Journey Walks' to offer a guided tour of Chowder Bay followed by lunch at Ripples. The tour will highlight the interesting history of the venue and will include a special set menu, glass of wine and waterfront views.

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Objects of Curiosity: Behind the Scenes at North Sydney Council’s Archives

Cammeray, nsw

Are you curious about what local historians actually do? Come and explore the collections preserved at North Sydney Council's archive store, not usually open to the public.

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The Griffins’ Castlecrag Heritage Highlights walking tour

Castlecrag, nsw

Discover the unique bushland suburb of Castlecrag its curious architecture and its international importance in developing a suburb in harmony with the natural world.

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8 Days at Kamay (Botany Bay) walk and Botanic Endeavour Exhibition

Sydney, nsw

This walking tour visits plants in our living collection that were first collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 and finishes at the Botanic Endeavour exhibition featuring 50 recent botanic illustrations of these plants and precious items from the Daniel Solander Library.

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Sculpture Walk at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Sydney, nsw

Our volunteer guides have designed a walk that brings our sculptures and statues to life. Learn about the artwork, artists and the how our attitudes to public art have changed over the last 150 years whilst visiting some of our more than 60 sculptures and statues.

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Voyage of Discovery at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia

Sydney, nsw

For the first time the Royal Automobile Club of Australia is participating in this event and we are keen to share our stunning heritage-listed building with you - providing tours to take you on a voyage of discovery - including a curated curio-look at objects from 'the vault'

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See Sydney as a Tourist in 1905

Sydney, nsw

Imagine you’re visiting Sydney for the first time as a tourist on one of the Oceanic Steamship Company Line’s iron steamships. In this illustrated talk, City of Sydney curator Margaret Betteridge guides you through Sydney in 1905 using the Oceanic Steamship Company's map.

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Capturing Change: Photography and the Modern City

Sydney, nsw

Join historian Laila Ellmoos and investigate how photography was used to document changes to Sydney in the first decades of the 20th century.

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Walsh Bay Historic Walking Tour and Lunch at Ventuno

Walsh Bay, nsw

Ventuno Walsh Bay is partnering with professional guides and historians from 'Journey Walks' to offer a guided historical walking tour around Walsh Bay, followed by a special Italian style lunch at Ventuno.

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Hassall Family History Association 2022 Research Meeting

Sydney, nsw

The Hassall Family History Association Research meeting celebrates the lives of Rowland and Elizabeth Hassall and their descendants. The Hassalls arrived in Sydney in 1798.

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Industrial Textures of the Coal Loader

Waverton, nsw

Be inspired to create your own photography or artwork from the material textures of one of the most significant industrial heritage sites on Sydney Harbour.

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2022 Salon des Refusés: The ‘alternative’ Archibald and Wynne Prize selection

Millers Point, nsw

The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

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Steve Lopes Encountered

Millers Point, nsw

Steve Lopes Encountered on display at S. H. Ervin Gallery is a survey exhibition presented in association with Orange Regional Gallery of over 80 paintings, rarely seen drawings, prints and collages, together with the artist’s diaries and drawing books.

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Tour of Gore Hill Cemetery

St Leonards, nsw

Take a guided walking tour through Gore Hill Cemetery to see many monuments and graves of interest set in a beautiful gardenesque landscape.

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Historical Walking Tour of Sydney CBD & Lunch at Jardin St James

Sydney, nsw

Jardin St James has partnered with professional guides and historians at 'Journey Walks' to take you on a guided historical walking tour of Sydney CBD, followed by delicious lunch at the café restaurant.

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The Fenwick Historical Walking Tour Lunch

Balmain East, nsw

The Fenwick at Balmain East is partnering with professional guides and historians at Journey Walks to offer a historic walking tour around Balmain, followed by a special set menu lunch at the restaurant.

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Enlarged up to Life Size

Sydney, nsw

Come and hear the story of Ah Hing, a Cantonese polymath in 1880s Sydney who added a new dimension to the creation of life-size portraits from photographs.

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