Media releases

MHNSW on Evenings (ABC Radio)

Coming up

16 April

Amy Keighran, Head of Heritage talks about Hyde park Barracks and why preserving heritage is so important.

Catch up

2 April 2024

Learning in Museums

Our sites offer students the opportunity to learn about history in the places it happened. We explore how children make meaning in museums and connect with the past. And consider what approaches we take to Learning design.

Rebecca Kummerfeld, Learning Manager and Tamsin Birch, Learning Program Developer talk about our program and how we share our knowledge with others.


19 March 2023

The State Archives Collection and the 1828 Census

The State Archives Collection at MHNSW is vast, comprising over 14 million items related to the history of NSW, its environment and the lives of its people.

Listen to Martyn Killion, Director of Collections introduce the State Archives Collection and the 1828 Census.


5 March 2024

Food history

Hear Dr Jacqui Newling, Curator talk about cookbooks and recipes in the MHNSW Collections.


20 February 2024

The People's House: Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition

Dr Scott Hill, Curator talks about this exhibition that celebrates five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments at the Sydney Opera House.


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