Sydney Living Museums
The Mint - Headquarters of the HHT
|Statutory authority overview|
|Jurisdiction||New South Wales|
|Headquarters||The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Employees||220 (as at 30 June 2010)|
|Statutory authority executive||
|Parent Statutory authority||Office of Environment and Heritage|
The Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHT) – now known as Sydney Living Museums – is a statutory authority within the Office of Environment and Heritage in the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment in the Australian state of New South Wales.
The Trust is entrusted with the care and maintenance of historic sites throughout the state, including gardens, parklands and urban spaces and its sites attract over two million visitors each year.
The Trust was established under the Historic Houses Trust Act 1980 and originally charged with the running of Elizabeth Bay House and Vaucluse House. Since then, the trust has expanded to care for 14 sites in New South Wales. The Trust also looks after over 48,000 catalogued objects across all of the sites.
The Trust manages the following sites:
Property Date opened Status 1980 Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse 1980 Museum 1980 Elizabeth Bay House, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney 1980 Museum 1984 Elizabeth Farm, Alice Street, Rose Hill 1984 Museum 1984 Lyndhurst (sold 2005) Offices and library 1985 Meroogal, Cnr West & Worrigee Streets, Nowra 1988 Museum 1987 Rouse Hill Estate, Rouse Hill 1999 Museum 1988 Rose Seidler House, Clissold Road, Wahroonga 1991 Museum 1990 Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney 1991 Museum 1990 Justice & Police Museum, Circular Quay, Sydney 1991 Museum 1990 Museum of Sydney, Cnr Philip & Bridge Streets, Sydney
on the site of First Government House
1995 Museum 1990 Young Street Terraces, Young Street, Sydney – Offices 1990 Susannah Place Museum, The Rocks, Sydney 1993 Museum 1993 Walter Burley Griffin House (sold 1995) Conservation project 1998 The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney 1998 and 2004 Offices and library 2003 former Rouse Hill Public School, Rouse Hill 2010 Museum and education facilities 2007 Tusculum – Leased 2007 Exeter Farm, Exeter – Endangered Houses Fund project 2007 Glenfield – Endangered Houses Fund project 2007 Nissen hut – Endangered Houses Fund project 2007 Moruya Presbyterian Manse, Moruya – Endangered Houses Fund project
- "NSW Public Sector: Principal Departments and Other Bodies" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "About". Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 November 2011.