Reciprocal Member Weekend

9–10 December 2017, 10am–5pm

To celebrate our members, we are excited to open the doors to a selection of Sydney’s key cultural, historic and scientific museums for free*.

Join us for our Reciprocal Member Weekend and discover, see, explore and enjoy the many wonders across the Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) and Sydney Living Museums.

On 9 & 10 December, members of the Australian Museum, MAAS and Sydney Living Museums can enjoy free admission to the following museums and galleries:

Australian Museum: Open 9.30am–5pm

Inspiring exploration of nature and culture you can visit the permanent collection for free, including the magnificently restored Westpac Long Gallery – featuring 200 Treasures  of the Australian Museum. Members also receive a discount off the price of the special exhibition Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age, where you’ll discover fossils, life-size replicas and a 42,000-year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba.


Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory: Open 10am–5pm

Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Visit general admission exhibitions for free or take advantage of a special discount for this weekend only when you show your museum membership card and immerse yourself in an interactive world of light and colour in Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park, presented by Toyota, the latest exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum.

Members also receive a 10% discount at the MAAS Café at the Powerhouse Museum.


Sydney Living Museums – Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum and Museum of Sydney: Open 10am–5pm

Caring for 12 of the state’s most important historic houses, gardens and museums, Sydney Living Museums brings to life Sydney’s past. Australian Museums and MAAS members can visit three of Sydney Living Museums locations and exhibitions for free during this weekend, including two of the latest exhibitions Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties and Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab just launched at Museum of Sydney. Members can enjoy 10% off their retail purchase in store at the Hyde Park Barracks Museums shop and the Museum of Sydney shop plus a 10% discount at The Bakehouse and The Governors Table.


*Please Note:

  • Free Entry will be given to members who can show a valid membership card or receipt from the participating museum or gallery
  • Entry will be at the discretion of the institution
  • This offer is only valid on the advertised days and during normal open hours
  • Any additional guests with the member will have to pay an entry fee
  • Free entry does not include special exhibition admission prices at the Powerhouse Museum and Australian Museum. The member price will be available for purchase in these instances.

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