Susannah Place Museum

  • Preschoolers

Built in 1844, Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses including a corner store located in the heart of Sydney’s infamous area known as The Rocks.

At Susannah Place, visitors can explore 19th Century inner-city working class life in one of Sydney’s oldest areas and possibly the most appealing and intriguing part of the Sydney city.

Step into another time to see and hear how children and their families lived in Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood. What was life like with outside toilets and bathrooms, tiny backyards and no TV? Where did they sleep, play and go to school?

Be surprised by (or reminded of) how you might once have lived with outdoor toilets, gaslights and fuel stoves. Play your favourite tune on the early 1900s piano. Pop into the recreated 1920s corner shop for some old-fashioned lollies, gifts and household items. Discover what it was like to live in Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood from the 1840s to 1970s. Hear stories about the people who have lived here and share your memories with us.

Access to the museum by guided tour only. Tours run at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Admission: Adult $12, Child/Concession $8, Family $30, Members FREE

Sydney Museums Pass – 12 museums & historic houses, one great price (valid for one month): Adult $24, Child/Concession $16, Family $50

Getting There:  A short walk, about 7 minutes, from Circular Quay, where buses, trains and ferries all stop.  Street parking in the area is very limited. Click HERE to find parking stations nearby.

Facilities: This museum is a group of old terrace houses with narrow spaces and steep, narrow stairs. It is not accessible for wheelchairs. For visitors who are able to walk around the ground floor but cannot manage the stairs to the other floors, iPads with images of these areas are provided.

There is only one outside toilet at the museum but there are modern toilets, including accessible toilets, nearby at The Rocks Visitor Centre in Argyle Street.

Places to visit nearby: Royal Botanic GardensMuseum of Contemporary ArtHyde Park Barracks MuseumMuseum of Sydney, and Justice & Police Museum.