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“Fascinating” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place Museum
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US$81.47*
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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE...
Ranked #63 of 470 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I was lucky to be squeezed in to the last tour of the day after missing out earlier. I love listening to stories about people and their lives in times gone by and Susannah Place has a wonderful history. Being able to sit on the furniture to get somewhat comfy and listen to our guide, Grant, tell us about the good and bad times was engrossing.

Grant was a terrific story teller and didn't hesitate with answers when asked questions outside of the standard. That, to me, is someone who loves his job.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I have never been to a museum quite like this. The museum has been kept to its original state. It gave you a glimpse of how difficult life is during the olden times. Its worth the money to go to this museum. It is a must see. You do however need to call them first before proceeding as they could only take 10 pax on
one tour. Overall, a thumbs up.

Visited May 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Excellent visit about The history of Susannah's Place and it's social history. The guide was knowledgable and made the whole tour extremely interesting . A must to visit.

Visited March 2014
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Padua, Italy
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“A real museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a little insight into how life was like for those dwelling in the tight community of the Rocks over a hundred years ago. The simplicity of the establishment and a revelation to us how difficult life must have been with little modern conveniences. I recommend this important little museum .

Visited April 2014
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“Insightful and well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

This museum is charming and brimming with history. For a very reasonable price you will be treated to a guided tour of the 3 houses and the shop. The knowledgable guide will take you through stories of the people that lived in the houses and the surrounding community and also a wider history of Sydney and The Rocks area itself in which these houses are located. By preserving and not restoring these buildings you feel totally immersed in the history and it creates a real atmosphere. Whether you are in Sydney only briefly or for a while you must make this part of your visit. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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