Customs House

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What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 years ago Things to do

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 years ago

James Waugh’s discerning descriptions provide a glimpse of Sydney life in 1861. Here are our favourite must-see sites from the city’s past.

Customs House forecourt transforms into a skate park for DEMO Cultural and creative life

Customs House forecourt transforms into a skate park for DEMO

DEMO is a raw blend of skating, parkour, dance and BMX. It's a fast-paced art performance unlike anything seen before.

New chapter opens for Customs House Better streets and spaces

New chapter opens for Customs House

One of Australia’s most important buildings will remain in public hands with the City of Sydney purchasing the landmark from the federal government.

Sydney past and present in 13 glorious maps Our history and heritage

Sydney past and present in 13 glorious maps

From finding an easy bike route to tracking sharks, maps continue to be popular and important. Find the hidden detail in these representations of Sydney.

See Sydney in miniature form Things to do

See Sydney in miniature form

Under the floor of Customs House lies a mini metropolis.

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave Health and wellbeing

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave

Here’s how to stay cool when temperatures get hot.

Watch: How a new artwork led to a breakthrough in recycling plastics Waste, energy and water

Watch: How a new artwork led to a breakthrough in recycling plastics

There’s a story behind these 2000-odd orange spheres. And it might just change the way we handle marine debris.

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