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Susannah Place Museum

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The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny kitchens and crowded living quarters when you visit this rare surviving example of a working class terrace. Then stock up on...more
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58-64 Gloucester St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just visited Susannah Place Museum and cannot rate highly enough. Guide was very good and the history is amazing. So pleased that these old houses in The Rocks have survived. Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank desEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating glimpse of Sydney's history and how the lives of normal people people were so different to standards and expectations today. Things we take fr granted today were not on the radar back then.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed finding out about the history and stories of the people who lived here. The guide was very informative. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The set of old houses and shop together is the museum. In one of the upper street side runs a short introduction movie. The guide takes a small group through all the rooms and shows how the people lived here and how changes were taking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We randomly happened upon this 1840s home, which has been lovingly preserved and researched so that the guides can give you a good sense of what life in Sydney was like at different times over the last 200 years. A hidden gem for history buffs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trautmaa
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum about 9 years ago when it was just a self guided visit. Our visit today was guided as this is now the only option and we felt this was much better. Tour took about 50 mins and was really interesting as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We thought the tour through these 4 houses built in the 1840s was amazing. As per historic regulations throughout the world, each house was left the way the last owners had it as in four different periods including the original time. It is amazing that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 535michellev
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I was looking forward to visiting this facility and learning some Sydney history. Sadly, I found the experience disappointing. I found the curator's decision to leave the buildings in the state in which they were found rather than to renovate to the conditions of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 15 November 2018

There's a lot to admire about Susannah Place Museum! The staff/tour guides are absolutely delightful and interesting and interested in the topic. They offer a wealth of knowledge, facts and information about the history of Sydney. I was very taken with this tour and would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StevenHarrison
Reviewed 11 November 2018

It makes a very good contrast to see the opulence of Elizabeth Bay House and compare it with these working class cottages.There is an obligatory guided tour of the small row of old terrace houses and the tour is very good-- you step into the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Thank you for your enquiry. Susannah Place Museum is definitely a suitable and enjoyable destination for ESL students and school students. For more information and to make a booking please call the Susannah Place schools... More
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