Sydney Living Museums facts for kids
|Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales|
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|
Sydney Living Museums, the trading name of the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHT), is a statutory authority in the Government of New South Wales entrusted with the care and maintenance of historic sites throughout the state, including gardens, parklands and urban spaces in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011 its sites attracted over two million visitors each year.
The chief executive of the authority, called Executive Director, is Mark Goggin; who is responsible to the Office of Environment and Heritage in the Department of Planning and Environment cluster. The authority reports to the Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, MP, who also serves as the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Local Government. Ultimately the minister is responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.
The Historic Houses 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. In 2013 the HHT launched its new identity as Sydney Living Museums to refresh and unify its diverse range of properties and highlight its role and relevance for current and future generations.
Sydney Living Museums manages the following sites:
|Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse||1980||1980||Museum|
|Elizabeth Bay House, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay||1980||1980||Museum|
|Elizabeth Farm, Alice Street, Rose Hill||1984||1984||Museum|
|Lyndhurst||1984||(sold 2005)||Offices and library|
|Meroogal, Cnr West & Worrigee Streets, Nowra||1985||1988||Museum|
|Rouse Hill Estate, Rouse Hill||1987||1999||Museum|
|Rose Seidler House, Clissold Road, Wahroonga||1988||1991||Museum|
|Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street, Sydney||1990||1991||Museum|
|Justice & Police Museum, Circular Quay, Sydney||1990||1991||Museum|
|Museum of Sydney, Cnr Philip & Bridge Streets, Sydney||1990||1995||Museum|
|Young Street Terraces, Young Street, Sydney||1990||–||Offices|
|Susannah Place Museum, The Rocks, Sydney||1990||1993||Museum|
|Walter Burley Griffin House||1993||(sold 1995)||Conservation project|
|The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney||1998||1998 and 2004||Offices and library|
|former Rouse Hill Public School, Rouse Hill||2003||2010||Museum and education facilities|
|Exeter Farm, Exeter||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Glenfield||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Nissen hut||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
|Moruya Presbyterian Manse, Moruya||2007||–||Endangered Houses Fund project|
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