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Sugar Republic

This pop-up dessert museum will have 14 dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.
By Sarah Ward
October 31, 2018
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Sugar Republic

This pop-up dessert museum will have 14 dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.
By Sarah Ward
October 31, 2018
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It visited Melbourne in June and Brisbane in September, and now Australia's sweetest dessert museum is finally heading to Sydney. Called Sugar Republic and heading our way in early 2019, the immersive pop-up brings sugary delights to folks with a sweet tooth, boasting an array of spaces filled with all things chocolate, confectionery and dessert-oriented.

While what exactly you'll find at the Sydney pop-up is still under wraps — with Sugar Republic promising, "14 brand new rooms, all new installations, plus a sweet themed cafe and candy store" — its previous Aussie iterations have included a giant gumball machine that you can climb inside, an adult-sized ball pit in bubblegum-pink hues and a dedicated fairy floss room with its own swing. It sounds like the kind of place that Willy Wonka might own.

Other highlights in Melbourne and Brisbane have included a sherbet-filled rainbow bridge, a 'press for confetti' button, an interactive sprinkles wall, a neon art wall and other dessert-centric art. We're expecting Sydney to be equally OTT. Basically, if you missed out on visiting New York's Museum of Ice Cream back in 2016, this is Australia's equivalent. Typically these kind of places are designed to be as photogenic as possible, so expect plenty of pics to clog your Instagram feed.

Sugar Republic will pop up on the sixth floor of Myer George Street from February 10, 2019, and run through until the end of March. It will be open every day except Wednesday, and adults-only sessions will run from 6.30–8pm on Thursday and Friday nights. Tickets are $35 on weekdays and $39 on weekends, and are on sale now.

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