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Sydney Open

The Sydney Open is a free event that offers a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings, religious structures and architectural monuments.

Come and be a part of this event and explore some of the best architectural accomplishments in the city. If you love history, architecture and design, you’ll love the Sydney Open!


Sydney welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy a tour of some of the oldest and most interesting buildings around the CBD. While some venues allow full tours, a number of buildings only offer access to some parts of their building. However, since some of these buildings are not open to the general public normally, it’s a great chance to see what’s behind closed doors. Many buildings on the program will offer tours and talks throughout the day.

Most buildings require pre-booking and those buildings that require a ticket should be booked online in advance. Alternatively, you can purchase a Sydney Open Pass which gives you access to over 40 buildings and spaces. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Museum of Sydney, Carriageworks and the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Visitors can explore the architecture, furniture and modern methods used to protect and conserve these architectural wonders. In previous years, more than 100,000 people have attended these magnificent buildings all over Sydney. Given the proximity of most of the buildings, most people are able to attend between 4-5 buildings per day.

Photography is restricted inside some of the historic buildings, so make sure to check before you start snapping away. Bring along your family and friends for a fun and interesting day out in Sydney!