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“Such and amazing museum”

Susannah Place Museum
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Ranked #63 of 469 things to do in Sydney
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Such and amazing museum”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Rocks is an amazing place being the oldest colonised area in Australia. This small museum has saved some of the oldest housing in the country. It is amazing when you realise people stayed here until apporoxiately 30+ years ago fighting to save these building from demolition . I want to thank these people for saving the buildngs because too much has been lost to 'progress' in every developing country. This may well have been the highlight of my visit but then I am a boring historian. :-) I truly want to come back in the future to see how this has developed.

Visited April 2014
Thank Carole R
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Sydney, Australia
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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
Thank tm2450
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Thank norin13
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Thank Lesley R
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Padua, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
“A real museum”
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
Thank Saskiagrav
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