This store is home to a wealth of architectural elements that have been saved from important and beautiful buildings including ornate carved timber pieces, stained glass windows, columns, mouldings, ceiling panels and other building remnants such as chimney pots. There’s also architectural models, furniture and musical instruments.
About these collections
The items on display at the Museums Discovery Centre are drawn from the vast collections of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.
Between them, these museums care for millions of objects and specimens, providing insights into engineering, architecture, science, art, transport, fashion, design, health, technology, natural history, domestic life, Indigenous and Pacific cultures and more.
Many of the items you’ll see on display have never been exhibited before, and there are many more treasures to be seen by taking a booked tour through the deep stores where the museum staff work day to day.