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Susannah Place Museum

58-64 Gloucester Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 1893
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Ranked #33 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View...
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The working class did it tough in Sydney in the 19th Century. View the laundry copper, backyard dunny, worn lino, tiny kitchens and crowded living quarters when you visit this rare surviving example of a working class terrace. Then stock up on sweets in the old corner shop. Open daily 2pm-5pm. Museum access is by guided tour only. Tours can be pre-booked by phone or same day tickets are available for purchase in the shop (subject to availability). Adult $8. Concession $4, Family $17. Sydney Living Museums members free.
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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The condition of the buildings is not great, but do reflect the conditions residents lived in over time. The histories of the people who lived in the buildings and backgrounds is fascinating. The guided tour is very informative and the passion of staff is evident

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A fascinating insight into the history of the early days in Sydney. Thank goodness these four old houses were preserved. The guide was excellent and well informed. If you are over 60 it is quite nostalgic. Well worth buying a Sydney museums pass which gives you access to 4 museums and saves you money.

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Lawson, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Not really a museum but a chance to understand how people lived and worked in the early days of the Rocks. An excellent tour guide takes you into a number of houses which have been preserved as they were up to 100 years ago. Very interesting to get a feel for the living conditions and the privations residents had to... More 

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

As the other reviews have stated, it is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. A very interesting house museum that gives you a perspective of how 4 different families lived in the early days of Sydney, and not families with lots of money! It was great to be able to go inside these 4 old town houses... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

There are in fact 4 houses to visit in Susannah Place. The museum is located in the Rocks, not difficult to find as there are indications in the roads. You start the tour with a 10-minute film explaining the history of the place. The guide explained that the houses were kept in the original state, this is why some ceiling... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I recently visited this fascinating museum in one of the back streets of the Rocks in Sydney. It is a difficult place to find as many of the locals have actually not heard of this small terrace of four old houses. The museum is however worth finding. The way the place is presented gives one a true insight into what... More 

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Wuppertal, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I visited this place and was impressed with the building itself. It is easy to imagine how it must have been living in the flats and weird to think that people have been living there not that far back. Of course time has not treated all parts of the house kindly but that is part of the charm of this... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the other reviewers especially denis from melbourne describe this beatifully. However, I can just add that it definitely is worth a visit. When we went we were all "oldies" and impressed our guide with our knowledge of all the items. So it does teach you about history but if you are over 60 it is also a nostalgic place to... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You will need to book in advance for this one but it looks alright from the outside. If you get stuck like us.. you.should.check out the Glenmore pub up the road :)

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

An hour long walk through time, learning about life in The Rocks from 1845 to 1973. You visit 4 small terrace houses and get told stories about some of thee people who lived in the various houses over time. Very suitable for families, but children under 10 may be bored. Alison was very informative and answered questions. Amazing to realise... More 

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