Sydney’s favourite FREE after-hours culture fix is back. Every Thursday night we will be open until 9pm, giving you the chance to explore our incredible galleries and exhibitions after hours. There will be live music, a pop-up bar and a range of workshops. No. 1 William will be open late for drinks with a view and the Museum Shop will be open with a beautiful range of toys, homewares, gifts and books inspired by our natural history and cultural collections. Make a night of it and book your tickets to Jurassic World by Brickman®.

Program for Thursday 30 June

There is more to common herbs such as rosemary, sage, mint, parsley and thyme than garnish! For centuries herbs have healed, soothed and stimulated bodies and minds. From the fibres that clothe us to the food that fills us, herbs have imbued their properties to make the everyday a little more special.

Get your kitchen witch on with Leah Giblin from Daykeeper and Jaimee Edwards from Cornersmith as they discuss the wonder of herbs. Leah will guide you through visible mending on naturally pre-dyed cloth, using a beautiful herb motif, and Jaimee will be teaching you how to make an oxymel (a mixture of honey and vinegar) for a little herbal boost this winter.

Upcoming programs


Join a special Nights at the Museum NAIDOC Week event on Thursday 7 July (5pm-9pm) with live musical entertainment by the talented Tessa Thames and Bow and Arrow. Enjoy conversations with special guest speakers, hands-on workshops by Ngumpie Weaving and wood carving demonstrations by Brad Burrows.

Plus, our incredible First Nations tour guides will lead drop-in Waranara Tours, providing insights into our two permanent First Nations exhibitions, Bayala Nura and Garrigarrang, throughout the night.

Rufino and the Coconuts

The marooned magical misfits of tropical goodtime, boneshaking, voodoo groove - Rufino and the Coconuts – return for our final Nights at the Museum in this series! Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work internationally with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, presents his acclaimed show of ‘tropical noir’ with a full eight-piece band to stir the bones and bring the steaming jungle to the AM.

More programming will be announced soon.

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Nights at the Museum is proudly funded by the NSW Government

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