Historical Sights & Sounds

Local places of historical importance including locations, events, festival, open days, re-enactments and rallies.

 ◉ ANZAC War Memorial

The ANZAC War Memorial is Sydneys main commemorative military monument, designed by C. Bruce Dellit and completed in 1934. Located at the southern extremity of Hyde Park on the eastern edge of Sydneys central business district, Read More..

 ◉ Cadmans Cottage

Built in 1816, Cadmans Cottage is one of only a handful of Sydney buildings that remain from the first 30 years of the colony. Originally built as the Coxswains Barracks, it was attached to Governor Macquaries dockyard and stor | Read More..

 ◉ Centennial Homestead

Deep in the heart of Centennial Park sits one of Sydney's best kept secrets. A place where locals, fitness fanatics, lovers of nature and their four-legged friends can stop by, grab a bite and enjoy the great outdoors. Whereve | Read More..

 ◉ Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is Sydney Harbours largest island and Australias most unusual urban park - a heritage-listed island steeped in history. Cockatoo Island is located in the centre of the beautiful Sydney Harbour, at the jun | Read More..

 ◉ Fort Denison

Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. Prior to European settlement, the island had the Ab | Read More..

 ◉ Heritage Railway Discovery Tour Afternoon Experience
Every Sunday

Get on board the Heritage Train and enjoy an explosive trip around the historic Armory Buildings. Experience how the armaments were stored, transported and protected at what was formerly known as RANAD or the Royal Australian N | Read More..

 ◉ Historic Houses Trust

The Historic Houses Trust is a statutory authority within the Office of Environment and Heritage. It is one of the largest state museums in Australia and is entrusted with the care of key historic buildings and sites in New South | Read More..

 ◉ Justice and Police Museum

A lively program of changing exhibitions features a collection of weird and wonderful memorabilia from some of the most notorious and sensational crimes in Australias judicial history. Justice and Police Museum - History | Read More..

 ◉ Old Government House

The poor quality of the original Sydney Government House, as well as crime and unsanitary conditions in the growing Sydney settlement convinced successive Governors of the desirability of a rural residence. In 1799 the second G | Read More..

 ◉ Parliament House | Tour
Every 1st Thursday

Visit Parliament - free tour - 1.00 pm first Thursday each month (except sitting days) A one hour tour is held on the first Thursday of each month. Visit the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council chambers as well | Read More..

 ◉ Philas House

The Philatelic Association of NSW, Inc. (Philas) was established in 1971, and is a non-profit, multicultural association representing over 50 affiliated stamp clubs and societies in New South Wales (NSW). | Read More..

 ◉ Quarantine Station

The Quarantine Station is a heritage site used as a Quarantine Station from 1833 to 1984 situated inside Sydney Harbour National Park. Experience the magic of Sydney Harbour from the site of the former North Head Quarantine Sta | Read More..

 ◉ Riversdale

An estate with a rich history that is full of inns and schools, set amongst beautiful grounds. Edward Twynam, the NSW Surveyor-General bought it in 1875 and it remained the family home until 1967. Sketches and furniture crafte | Read More..

 ◉ Susannah Place Museum

Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a re-created 1915 corner store. The museum provides a rare opportunity to explore domestic working class life from 1844 to 1990. The houses s | Read More..

 ◉ Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the Coathanger, was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Made of steel the Sydney Harbour Bridge contains 6 million hand driven | Read More..

 ◉ Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Tours

The Harbour Trust operates a number of interesting and active tours on its sites. Cockatoo Island: Cockatoo Island is packed with things to see and places to discover. Join our tour guides for an enthralling journey into the is | Read More..

 ◉ Timbertown Heritage Theme Park

Timbertown Heritage Theme Park is more than a heritage village! With many retailers located within the park, Timbertown is the place for shopping... With unique wares and gifts - Timbertown has something for everyone! Set among | Read More..