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By Jonathan Ford
October 27, 2017

Sydney Open 2017

Step inside some of Sydney's most inaccessible locations for one weekend only.
By Jonathan Ford
October 27, 2017

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Some of the most beautiful, intriguing and mysterious locations in Sydney, normally privy to a select few, are being unveiled again to the general public. Thanks to Sydney Living Museums, many of the city's old warehouses, disused train tunnels, office blocks, courts, old mansions and belltowers will open their doors to tour groups over one weekend in November.

With a Sydney Open pass, you'll be able to go behind the scenes at the Sydney Masonic Centre, discover the Royal Bank of Australia's magnificent art collection, pay an exclusive visit to the Great Synagogue and discover another 40 plus buildings around the city. And it's not just the old buildings throwing open their doors, modern architectural marvels including the EY Centre, 333 George Street and Sydney Uni's Abercrombie Building will roll out the red carpet to wow pass holders.

A new addition and must-see for this year is Carriagework's Paint Shop. Head to the heritage-listed industrial building to explore the historic suburban trains within and learn about the site's past life of manufacturing and repairing Sydney's early locomotives.

Across the weekend, talks and live music will be held, and architects and experts will be on hand to discuss the history, architecture and function of select locations. Have a look at the buildings that'll be on show, select the most intriguing and book yourself a pass for a weekend of exploring our fair city.

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