The Rocks Discovery Museum

The Rocks Discovery Museum, housed in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse, tells the story of The Rocks from pre-European days to the present.

Home to a unique collection of images and archaeological artefacts found in The Rocks, the exhibits are highly interactive; using touch screens, audio and visual elements to bring the history of the area alive.

Learn about the area's traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made the area their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.

Nearby events

  1. Arnott's Shapes Pop-Up Event

    Friday 22 June 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , The Rocks

    The Arnott's Shapes #whatacracker Pop-Up Event allows visitors to venture inside a giant Shapes box and create their very own personalised selection of Arnott's Shapes from the full range of original and new flavours. Visitors can mix n' ma…

    22 Jun - 23 Jun
  2. Night photography class: The Rocks

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Friday 29 April 2022 , The Rocks

    Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the beautiful area of The Rocks and its surrounds. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll get to shoot Sydne…

    24 Jun - 29 Apr