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Sydney Is Getting a Pop-Up Dessert Museum That Will Give You the Ultimate Sugar Rush

With 14 dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.
By Sarah Ward
September 25, 2018
By Sarah Ward
September 25, 2018

It visited Melbourne in June and has just arrived in Brisbane, 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 ballpit 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.

The exact Sydney location and dates haven't been released just yet, but you can expect the dessert museum to pop-up in February 2019 at a Myer store. Tickets go on sale next month, and we'll keep you updated with any new details.

Published on September 25, 2018 by Sarah Ward


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