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Culture Up Late at Sydney Living Museums

Make a beeline to these cultural institutions after work and discover more about our fair city's history.
By Marissa Ciampi
February 10, 2021
By Marissa Ciampi
February 10, 2021

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Sydneysiders looking to get their culture fix this summer should make tracks to the Sydney Living Museum's Culture Up Late nights, taking place every Thursday till the end of March.

The arts and cultural program is taking over three CBD institutions — the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks and Justice and Police Museum — each Thursday from 5–8pm and until 9pm at Hyde Park Barracks. And they aren't just staying up late — each is offering half price entry, too.

At Museum of Sydney, check out the upcoming installation Narcissus Garden by the internationally lauded artist Yayoi Kusama, which is on display from February 20. Or wander through the temporary exhibition Paradise on Earth (running till March 25) and check out the museum's impressive film and craft activities programs. Entry to Museum of Sydney is just $7.50 for adults with the half-price deal.

Hyde Park Barracks, Brett Boardman

Over at Hyde Park Barracks, enjoy an immersive, time-bending experience through a self-guided tour for $12 a pop thanks to the discount. Or, if you visit on February 25 or March 11, you can check out its After Dark program instead. Plus, every week there'll be a food truck, pop-up bar and a local DJ spinning tracks.

The Justice and Police Museum has heaps on as well — think exhibitions, films and even a Murder in the Museum talk — where you can dive into Sydney's criminal past. Entry to the Justice & Police Museum is also $7.50.

Sydney Living Museums' Culture Up Late program is running till Thursday, March 25. For more information, check out the website

Top image: Justice and Police Museum

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