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. 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
  2. Private photography class in Sydney

    Friday 26 April 2019 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…

    26 Apr - 29 Apr