Susannah Place Museum

Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a recreated 1915 corner store. Rare in the city of Sydney, it has a continuous history of domestic occupancy by working class families.

Susannah Place Museum provides a rare opportunity to explore domestic working class life from 1844 to 1990. It is evidence of the richness of community life that existed in The Rocks. The modest interiors and rear yards illustrate the restrictions of nineteenth century inner city life.

The many layers of the paint finishes, wallpapers and floor coverings that have survived provide a valuable insight into the tastes of the working class. The original brick privies and open laundries are some of the earliest surviving washing and sanitary amenities remaining in the city.

Please note: Museum entry is by guided tour only.

Entry also included with the Sydney Museums Pass.

Nearby events

  1. Fortune of War Live Music Weekends

    Thursday 25 April 2019 to Sunday 29 December 2019 , The Rocks

    Sydney's Oldest Pub is renowned for cold beers, friendly service and good times, but especially so on their live music nights. Every Thursday - Sunday, the lineup rotates between the Fortune's favourite local artists, singing the best…

    25 Apr - 29 Dec
  2. ANZAC Day

    Thursday 25 April 2019 , The Rocks

    Come together on beautiful Sydney Harbour to remember and pay tribute to their fallen war heroes this ANZAC Day. From 11am, they’ll be hosting the well regarded Luke Zanc Trio for a special live performance followed by Two-up in their…

    25 Apr
  3. Easter Garden High Tea

    Thursday 25 April 2019 to Monday 29 April 2019 , The Rocks

    Enter a fantastical world of colour, flavours, and make-believe at Anna Polyviou’s enchanted Easter Garden. Fall down the rabbit hole with the Punk Princess of Pastry and revel in the spectacle of a High Tea picnic of whimsical delights!…

    25 Apr - 29 Apr