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The Susannah Place Museum

Address: 58 The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9241 1893
Email: info@hht.net.au

Tags: museum, art, historical, archaeology

This museum is only a short walk from Circular Quay in central Sydney. It has proved to be very popular with tourists and locals wanting to taste a little of Sydney’s past.

Why not step into a piece of Sydney history and visit the Susannah Place Museum at the Rocks, part of the Historic Houses Trust.

Built in 1844, Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses; English in design, including a corner shop which has been re-created in a 1915's style which sells goods from that era.

This historic terrace was home to over 100 families for over 150 years, the first being Edward Riley, his wife Mary and their niece Susannah Sterne (the terrace possibly named after her), who arrived from Ireland in 1838 aboard the Amelia Thompson and the last occupants being Ellen and Dennis Marshall who finally vacated number 62 in 1990. Number 62 is now occupied by a caretaker.

Each house, originally built with 6 rooms over 3 levels including a kitchen in the basement, is a testament to life in Susannah Place throughout its history and offers visitors guided tours and recreated interiors from different periods. It's well worth a visit if you'd like an insight into 19th Century inner-city working class life in Sydney.

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