Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Living Museums is the trading name of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHT), a statutory corporation entrusted with the care and maintenance of historic sites throughout New South Wales, Australia, including various gardens, parklands and urban spaces. In 2011 its sites attracted over two million visitors each year.
|Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales|
The Mint – Headquarters of the HHT
|Statutory authority overview|
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales|
|Headquarters||The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia|
|Employees||251 (2016-2017 annual report headcount)|
|Annual budget||A$27.664 million|
|Statutory authority executive|
|Parent Statutory authority||Create NSW|
The chief executive of the Trust, called Executive Director, is responsible to the Office of Environment and Heritage in the Department of Planning and Environment cluster. The Trust reports to the Minister for Heritage, who also serves as the Minister for the Environment. Ultimately the minister is responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.
The Historic Houses Trust was established under the Historic Houses Trust Act 1980 and originally charged with the running of Elizabeth Bay House and Vaucluse House. Since then, the Trust has expanded to care for 12 houses, gardens and museums in New South Wales. The Trust also looks after over 48,000 catalogued objects across all of the sites. In 2013 the Historic Houses Trust launched its new identity as Sydney Living Museums to refresh and unify its diverse range of properties and highlight its role and relevance for current and future generations.
Sydney Living Museums manages the following sites:
|Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse||1980||1980||Museum|
|Elizabeth Bay House, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay||1980||1980||Museum|
|Elizabeth Farm, Alice Street, Rose Hill||1984||1984||Museum|
|Lyndhurst||1984||(sold 2005)||Offices and library|
|Meroogal, Cnr West & Worrigee Streets, Nowra||1985||1988||Museum|
|Rouse Hill Estate, Rouse Hill||1987||1999||Museum|
|Rose Seidler House, Clissold Road, Wahroonga||1988||1991||Museum|
|Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney||1990||1991||Museum|
|Justice & Police Museum, Circular Quay, Sydney||1990||1991||Museum|
|Museum of Sydney, Cnr Philip & Bridge Streets, Sydney||1990||1995||Museum|
|Young Street Terraces, Young Street, Sydney||1990||–||Offices|
|Susannah Place Museum, The Rocks, Sydney||1990||1993||Museum|
|Walter Burley Griffin House||1993||(sold 1995)||Conservation project|
|The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney||1998||1998 and 2004||Offices and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection|
|former Rouse Hill Public School, Rouse Hill||2003||2010||Museum and education facilities|
|Exeter Farm, Exeter||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Glenfield||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Nissen hut[where?]||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Moruya Presbyterian Manse, Moruya||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
- "About us". Sydney Living Museums. Government of New South Wales. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- "NSW Public Sector: Principal Departments and Other Bodies" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 17 August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- Historic Houses Trust Act 1980 No 94: Accessed 15 May 2021