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Susannah Place Museum

58-64 Gloucester St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 1893
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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 sweets in the old corner shop. Open daily 2pm-5pm. Museum access is by guided tour only. Tours can be pre-booked by phone or same day tickets are available for purchase in the shop (subject to availability). Adult $8. Concession $4, Family $17. Sydney Living Museums members free.
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58-64 Gloucester St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Susannah Place Museum twice and enjoyed it very much both times. It is interesting to hear about the history of the place (built in the 1840s) and hear about the various residents of the house. The last resident lived in the house...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit when spending the day in the Rocks. Beautifully preserved shopfront and set of 3 terrace homes; all capturing different historical eras of life in the Rocks and of the fascinating families that lived there. Well worth taking the guided tour -...More

Thank belsi
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We used to visit Susannah's Place many times and would bring our friends to visit too, but now you can only visit certain times of the day (not many options) and do a tour - if the tour is full, you can't join it. The...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is a great place to go see. It is very old and it will show how some of the people lived in the early days . It has a lot of history.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I was hoping this would be a good tour at $12.00 per adult to do the tour. It far exceeded my expectations. The tours go for an hour and have a maximum group size of eight. The guide takes you into all four houses and...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This museum was part of Sydney's 'Living Museums' and it was definitely what you would call a living museum. It was very similar to the Back to Backs properties in Birmingham, UK in that is was an originally built row of houses which had been...More

Thank NickiC369
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Unique view of working class living conditions in The Rocks. Four terraced houses built in 1844. They have been frozen in the state they were when the last families moved out, the last in 1990. Run down but fascinating. Only available by guided tour, call...More

Thank VicnJen67
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We wanted to visit this museum but found the hours it was open to be very limited. You also must visit only with a guide.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Susannah Place Museum is located in an area close to the Circular Quay cruise terminal known as The Rocks. The 4 original row houses on display had been built to house middle class citizens in the late 1800's, but when they moved away working class...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

You need to book the tour to visit this place and it took 12AU. Every 30 minutes there is a tour. It lasts for 50 min, and will take you to go through the history and residential detail of all four houses. It is very...More

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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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