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. Barbie High Tea

    Tuesday 21 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 , The Rocks

    Care to make your little one’s dreams come true? Treat them to a Barbie high tea or birthday party, complete with colourful rainbow cupcake creations, a Barbie shake and a selection of sumptuous savoury delights. Or how about go the extra m…

    21 Aug - 31 Aug
  2. Private photography class in Sydney

    Tuesday 21 August 2018 to Friday 29 April 2022 , The Rocks

    Develop your composition and shooting skills, and gain confidence as a photographer. You'll learn lots, but also have fun along the way. This will be a thought provoking class where you'll be challenged to think unconventionally and explore…

    21 Aug - 29 Apr
  3. Taste of Indonesia

    Tuesday 21 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018 , The Rocks

    They invite you to explore the delicious diversity of A Taste of Indonesia. Uncover the spicy flavours of Indonesian cuisine, created by guest chefs from Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya. Savour authentic dishes including Beef Rendang, Ayam Gor…

    21 Aug - 26 Aug