Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
Published March 29th 2012
I am passionate about art and also love exploring Sydney's history, people and cultures. With a discounted ticket I am given three months unlimited entry to 12 diverse Historic Houses Trust (HHT) museums in and around Sydney to explore unique buildings, exhibitions and 19th-century collections.
I've recently visited a few of historic houses and I was particularly drawn to Susannah Place Museum. Susannah Place was originally built by Irish immigrants in the 19th century. It is now a small terrace museum of four houses with a re-created 1915 corner shop thanks to the conservation work. It is very accessible as it is located at the centre of The Rocks. Make sure you join the guided tour and watch the introductory video to know more about the stories of working class families. Depicted by the interiors, the washing and sanitary amenities you can grasp a glimpse of how the people lived and survived during 1844 and 1990.
In contrast with Susannah Place, visits to Vaucluse House will give you a totally different experience. William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872), the builder, is known as one of our early colonial statesmen. Built between 1805 and the early1860s, Vaucluse House is constructed in a mixture of styles surrounded with beautiful garden. What I love is that you can hang out with your friends and family to enjoy afternoon tea at the café and leisurely wandering around the garden. Plus, Vaucluse House is located 15km east of the Sydney CBD, which means you can escape from the city without travelling too far. Isn't it a great choice?