Discover Sydney's secret spaces and explore historic sites.
Discover Sydney's secret spaces and explore historic sites.

Spend a weekend discovering Sydney secrets

SYDNEY opens its doors on November 3 and 4 as more than 60 of the city's important, inspiring and intriguing buildings welcome the public.

Focused on the CBD and surrounds the public will discover secret spaces, explore historic harbourside sites and peek inside architecturally designed private residences on the guided Focus Tours.

Just some of the many places and sites open over the weekend will be -

  • Anzac Memorial - With the Centenary Project drawing to a close, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly renovated ANZAC Memorial.
  • Elizabeth Bay House behind the scenes - An architecturally themed tour with special access to parts of this historic Sydney house.
  • Escalation Sensation, Wynyard Station - Go behind the scenes at Wynyard Station to see the motor room of the old wooden escalators.
  • Georgian Gentleman's Townhouse c1841-43 - See inside a rare London-style Gentleman's Residence, meticulously restored.
  • Macquarie Lighthouse - Climb 100 steps up a spiral staircase to the lantern room, and get up close to the stunning Fresnel lens that still guides ships today.
  • Rose Seidler House and Julian Rose House - Curator led tour of the iconic Rose Seidler House, plus a sneak peek at current conservation works happening at the Julian Rose House.
  • Seidler Office-Penthouse - An exclusive tour of the Seidler & Associates office & penthouse apartment.
  • St Andrew's Cathedral secret spaces - Step inside the organ of St Andrew's Cathedral.
  • St James' Church Bell Tower - Climb the bell tower and see the original timber mast supporting the landmark spire above St James'.
  • The Beehive - Step into The Beehive and hear firsthand accounts of the research, development and construction techniques that went into realising it.
  • The Making of Paramount House - Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what it took to make Paramount House happen, focusing on not just its architecture, but also what it takes to make a great place.

Ticket sales are open for both Saturday and Sunday. Go to www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/sydneyopen.


Harry’s sweet moment with boy in Dubbo

Harry’s sweet moment with boy in Dubbo

PRINCE Harry was snapped in a beautiful exchange with a young fan in Dubbo.

Why seniors are encouraged to be connected online

Why seniors are encouraged to be connected online

Older generations are being urged to keep up with the changing world

Incredible nature pics of unseen world

Incredible nature pics of unseen world

You almost certainly have tiny animals living on your face.

Local Partners