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Museum of Sydney Historic Houses Trust

architect

Denton Corker Marshall

location

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets

date

1993

style

Late 20th-Century Late Modern

construction

Sits beneath the Governor Phillip Tower

type

Museum

Museum of Sydney

Museum of SydneyCnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
1993-95 Denton Corker Marshall
Artists: Janet Laurence and Fiona Foley (Historic Houses Trust)

The North facing museum contains the collection brought to the surface after the archaeological dig on the remains of First Government House, once erected on part of the site. The museum is interpretive; much is made of imagining the original building - an elevated viewing area allows visitors to comprehend the original outline of the First Government House depicted in the pavement outside - while principal rooms of the now demolished building are recreated in the galleries.

The collection contains governors’ records, possessions, works of art, furniture and artefacts which came directly from the First Government House. Glass panels in the floor of the museum allow the footings and part of the dig to be viewed from above. The museum includes a 125 seat theatrette and a cafe.

Information appearing in this section is reproduced from Sydney Architecture, with the kind permission of the author, Graham Jahn, a well-known Sydney architect and former City of Sydney Councillor. Sydney Architecture, rrp $35.00, is available from all good book stores or from the publisher, Watermark Press, Telephone: 02 9818 5677.

 
   
   
 
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