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The Barn Whaling Station at Mosman Bay

Mosman, nsw

A journey back to the humble beginnings of the suburb of Mosman where it all began, Archibald Mosman's Whaling Station. The Barn is one the last remaining examples of Early Colonial Maritime Industrial architecture left in Sydney. Enjoy a cup of tea and an historical overview of the Barn.

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Autumn Colours Heritage Festival

, nsw

A celebration of Bathurst’s heritage during its most spectacular season.

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Locked In: Revealing Historical Characters and Events Inside The Lock-Up

Newcastle, nsw

Immerse yourself in a historical journey through Newcastle’s old police station, led by The Lock-Up Director, Warwick Heywood. Discover the stories of intriguing characters and events which transpired during the station’s operation, including the Coal Strike of 1909 and the 1979 Star Hotel Riot.

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Barker’s Bountiful Backstory

Hornsby, nsw

Visitors are encouraged to seek out hidden stories, and embark on a journey through history, as your guide reveals tales from the Barker College Archives as you wander through the Barker Heritage Precinct.

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History Walk of Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Saint Ives, nsw

Join our ranger for a historical walk and bush morning tea at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. Originally used as farming land for strawberries, vegetables and native flowers; the garden is now used for the promotion of the study and preservation of native flora and fauna.

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The General (1928) Silent Movie with Live Music

Roseville, nsw

The General (1926) restored black and white silent movie presented by Film Heritage Academy with live music (Graeme Costin).

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One upon a Time and Crime in Paddington

Edgecliff, nsw

Delve into the depths of Paddington's peculiar past. This history hunt will expose the crimes before the cafes and the slums before the chic. Exploring hidden alleys, terraced streets, historic pubs, we'll connect with odd identities, local legends and unusual architecture. Don't miss this 2hour Historian led tour.

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In that Rich Earth

Sydney, nsw

Embedded in the floor of the Hall of Service is a ring displaying 100 battlefields or sites of military significance. Join our senior historian to learn how this artwork was created and of the NSW service personnel who have fought, sweated and bled beyond our shores between 1863 and 2018.

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Vintage Village Tour

Smithfield, nsw

Join the Heritage Team on a guided tour of the Vintage Village at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery during the Australian Heritage Festival in 2024.

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Ventuno Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

, nsw

Discover the history of Sydney’s Walsh Bay as historian Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks rewinds the clock to an earlier age, leading guests on a historical walking tour delving into local murders, mysteries and tales of ancient pubs, smugglers and street gangs

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The Cavalcade of Fashion Presents the Art of the Cut – 1930s Evening Gowns

Lindfield, nsw

Delight in the elegance of these original 1930s glamorous evening gowns and accessories.

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Walking Tour: Greenway Flats and the history of Milsons Point

Milsons Point, nsw

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Greenway public housing with a walking tour of Milsons Point and Kirribilli, followed by a viewing of the photography exhibition All Things Considered by Christopher Ireland, at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.

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Peter Pan Silent Movie Classic with Live Music

Roseville, nsw

Peter Pan (1924) restored silent classic presented by Film Heritage Academy with live music (Graeme Costin).

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A guided walk in the beautiful and historic Bradfield Park North

Milsons Point, nsw

Bradfield Park North is a little gem. Join a guided walk in the park with our 3 local experts to discover the layers of history evidenced by the landscape, architecture and engineering features around us.

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Connections: The steel highways of the Hunter

Maitland, nsw

Explore the history of Maitland and the Hunter’s rail network through a display at Maitland City Library from April 6th – May 4th 2024.

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Laser cut printmaking: from the archives 16+yrs

Haymarket, nsw

Use images from the City of Sydney Archives to create a laser-cut printing plate and print your image on our printing press!

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Callan Park’s Veterans: A century of connections – outdoor exhibition

Rozelle, nsw

Outdoor walking exhibition at Callan Park and Broughton Hall highlighting the history of Repatriation care and veterans at Callan Park.

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Sound and noise in Darlinghurst

Haymarket, nsw

Come and immerse yourself in the soundscape of Darlinghurst in the 1920s and 30s with historians Paula Hamilton and Lisa Murray, as they evoke localised sounds and trace how modern living and technology triggered complaints and new definitions of noise.

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Yaralla Estate Open Day

Concord West, nsw

That Sydney has a rare intact example of a large Edwardian private residential estate surprises many. The Yaralla Estate was developed by the Walker family between 1848 and 1937 as a farm, pleasure garden, residence and one of Sydney’s premiere social destinations. You can see it on our Open Day.

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A living story you are a part of: The Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre

Potts Point, nsw

The Heritage Centre brings alive the spirit of the Sisters of Charity, its history and heritage. It is a creative and inclusive space comprising of a permanent and temporary exhibition, chapel and courtyard, and meeting room. We'd love to welcome you!

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Accessible Taree Heritage Trail

Taree, nsw

This guided, accessible heritage trail showcases historical tales surrounding Taree’s majestic Manning River. Stories include a Biripi dreamtime story, the search for a young boy's rescuer, the Manning River's only fatal shark attack and much more...

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