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 centra ..

 ◉ 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 Macquari ..

 ◉ 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 o ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ 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, t ..

 ◉ 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 th ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ Juniper Hall
Juniper Hall, also known as Ormond House, is an historic two-storey Georgian house in the Sydney suburb of Paddington. It is listed on the Australian Register of the National Estate and the New South Wales Stat ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ National Trust of Australia
The National Trusts are Australia’s leading conservation organisations. Our mission, which started with the conservation of historic Sydney architecture, has grown to include natural, Indigenous and cultural ..

 ◉ 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. ..

 ◉ 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 Counc ..

 ◉ 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). ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ 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 1 ..

 ◉ Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge affectionately known as the Coathanger is considered the world's greatest arch bridge and one of Australia's best-known and photographed landmarks. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one ..

 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ 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 ev ..