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. Sydney Memory Walk and Jog

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2018 , Leichhardt

    Memory Walk and Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Dementia Memory Resource Centre, helping to support local people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from keen runners …

    06 May
  2. Scandinavian Film Festival

    Thursday 12 July 2018 to Wednesday 01 August 2018 , Leichhardt

    The region of Scandinavia - culturally comprised of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark - has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. From the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, to the radical, back-to-basics guerrilla-style…

    12 Jul - 01 Aug