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Susannah Place Museum

58-64 Gloucester St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9241 1893
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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...more
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58-64 Gloucester St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"terrace houses"
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"guided tour"
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"step back in time"
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"corner shop"
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"living conditions"
in 9 reviews
"different eras"
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"original condition"
in 6 reviews
"real history"
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"big dig"
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"rocks area"
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"family life"
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"living history"
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"their lives"
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"sydney's past"
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"tours run"
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"early days"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

While exploring the Rocks in Sydney we came across this remarkable site. Unfortunately we had missed the last tour, but arranged to come back the next day. Basically this is a series of 4 houses which had been built in the mid 1800,s and still...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to the tour and it’s really interesting to see how the settlement was established and how people lived. The host however didn’t seem to be that interested and we felt that he could make much more out of it. Sadly to...More

Thank stalenbu
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We enjoyed visiting the Susannah Place Museum. Our guide was born in Ottawa, but now lives in Sydney. We were able to take pictures from the outside, but not in the inside of the homes. We were shown a video about this place. They interviewed...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I’m a big fan of NYC’s Tenement Museum, so I was looking forward to this tour as a similar concept. Unfortunately, we got a guide intraining who presented a very random, scattershot series of anecdotes, interspersed with too much info about her own past (irrelevant...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum tour based around lives of people who lived in the buildings. Photos and stories shown bring the struggles of the families to life. Very knowledgeable guide was able to answer all questions. Would definitely recommend this hour long tour

Thank Sarah M D
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The house looks small and only when you start to walk around than you realize, that it’s quite a sizable building. We went on a guided tour, and our volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and informative. He managed to make the story of this family...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We took the tour and Anna was lovely, very enthusiastic about the museum and the history. For us the houses held so many memories of growing up in similar circumstances it all felt familiar and close. Life did not change much for these residents over...More

Thank Sharpe26
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I wasn't as enthused about spending $8 (for two seniors) on this tour as my partner but she persisted and it turned out to be surprisingly good. You book it at the store in 64 Gloucester Street (also approachable from the Nurses Walk) and the...More

1  Thank jmeem42016
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We saw this museum while on our free walking tour of Sydney (IMFREE.COM). It is a small museum, tho' you learn so much of those poor people who were trying to make a living. Four houses are side by side and you can imagine the...More

1  Thank Christy_Luv2
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a guided visit (book ahead as only 8 people are allowed on a tour, the rooms are pretty small) of a row of 4 houses with amazing details about the people who lived there throughout the years. The guide was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Josiane G
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Koorianda
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Response from Helen J | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Susannah Place Museum is definitely a suitable and enjoyable destination for ESL students and school students. For more information and to make a booking please call the Susannah Place schools... More
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