Life with kids in Sydney City
Perched on one of the sandstone ledges that gave The Rocks its name, Susannah Place is a typically English row of ‘two up, two down’ terraces, each originally with basement cellars and kitchens, separate laundries and bathrooms. Between 1844 and 1990, over 100 families called these four terrace houses home, living lives inextricably linked to the vibrant world of the Rocks beyond their front doors.
For nearly 150 years these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens and outside wash houses were home to more than 100 families. Against a backdrop of the working harbour and growing city, their everyday lives played out. Remarkably, Susannah Place survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances and redevelopments of the past century, and today tells the stories of the people and families who called this place and this neighbourhood home.
Access to the museum by guided tour only. Tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
WHERE TO EAT:
Keep the theme and visit The Tea Cosy is a gorgeous kid friendly cafe in a heritage building just a few minutes away
SYDNEY EXPLORER BUS: Stop 26, George St, cnr Alfred St (opp DFS Galleria), 7 minutes walkFERRY: Circular Quay Terminal, 7 minutes walkTRAIN: Circular Quay Station, 7 minutes walkBUS: The 393 ,436, 372, 504 run frequently to Circular Quay, 7 minutes walk
The flattest walking route from Circular Quay: head west to George Street and turn right into the Rocks. Turn left onto Argyle Street and left again into Cambridge Street. Continue until you reach the back of the museum, turn right and up a few steps to the entrance.
For more places to visit and eat out check out our 'Visiting The Rocks with Kids' Guide click here!