Our history and heritage

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In pictures: Sydney playgrounds in the 20th century

Did you know that playgrounds weren't a thing before the 1930s? Swings and slippery dips represent a shift in how society saw kids and their place in the world.

Explore the Hall of Service at the Anzac Memorial

Hidden underground, this space contains the stories of World War I enlistees from across NSW.

10 ways to step back in time this Heritage Festival

Immerse yourself in a world of curiosity until 31 May.

In pictures: Celebrating 91 years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Explore the landmark that has shaped the physical and social landscape of our city.

The most intriguing donations to our archive in 2021

As a new year begins, we take a look at some interesting additions to our collection.

Take a step back in time down George Street

As we create 9,000 square metres of new car-free space, discover how the storied boulevard has evolved.

Discover Green Square’s history on foot with a new self-guided walk

Transform, available on the Sydney Culture Walks app, documents the neighbourhood’s fascinating history and stunning architecture.

5 minutes with History Week curator Margaret Betteridge

We unveil the captivating details you’ll discover when you look up in Sydney.

How to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 online

Enjoy art, performance, talks and shopping in the comfort and safety of your home.

In pictures: Easter in Sydney over the years

Photos from the City of Sydney archives show how our city celebrated in time gone by.


Featured in Arts & culture

Enjoy a tipple with some of Sydney’s top academics and tech entrepreneurs

New mural depicts obscured faces from Australia’s past

In pictures: Mardi Gras 2023


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