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. Deadhouse Tales of Sydney Morgue

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Saturday 19 May 2018 , The Rocks

    Immerse yourself in some classic Australian true crime as you’re guided through an 1850s sandstone building not far from the old Deadhouse in Sydney Morgue and Coroner's Court in The Rocks. The first Deadhouse season takes you back in time …

    26 Apr - 19 May
  2. The Night Is Ours

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Saturday 23 March 2019 , The Rocks

    Everything you thought you knew about Saturday nights at The Argyle prepare to be amazed, as they’re upping the ante, as they launch The Night Is Ours. Week in and out, every Saturday night they’re bringing you a revolutionary entertainmen…

    28 Apr - 23 Mar