Sydney Architecture Images- The Rocks

Susannah Place Museum Historic Houses Trust

architect

unknown

location

Gloucester Street

date

1844

style

Victorian Italianate

construction

rendered brick

type

Houses, Shop
 
Built in 1844, Susannah Place Museum is a terrace of four houses that incorporates a re-created 1915 corner store. Rare in the city of Sydney, it has a continuous history of domestic occupancy by working class families. 

Susannah Place Museum provides a rare opportunity to explore domestic working class life from 1844 to 1990. It is evidence of the richness of community life that existed in The Rocks. The modest interiors and rear yards illustrate the restrictions of 19th century inner city life. 

The many layers of the paint finishes, wallpapers and floor coverings that have survived provide a valuable insight into the tastes of the working class. The original brick privvies and open laundries are some of the earliest surviving washing and sanitary amenities remaining in the city.

Guided tours of Susannah Place Museum for groups are available. Please contact the property to book a tour. Numbers inside the house at any one time are limited to 15 people. 

Gloucester Street is divided into two separate streets which can be confusing when trying to find the museum on the map. We suggest that if you are driving to Susannah Place, the best access is via Cumberland Street.

Susannah Place Shop is well worth a visit because it is a recreated 1920s corner store selling authentic goods and wares of this era.

Susannah Place Museum
58–64 Gloucester Street
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
t. 02 9241 1893
f. 02 9241 2608
TTY Telephone 02 9241 5866
e. info[at]hht.net.au   

Opening Hours
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
Daily in January 
During NSW school holidays Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

 

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