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Things to do in Sydney around Surry Hills and Darlinghurst.

This area is a vibrant place with many interesting personalities living in the area. There are plenty of restaurants, theatres, art galleries, cafes, artisan shops, boutiques and more. Just walking along many of the streets and laneways you will discover beautiful historical homes and buildings.

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The Australian Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum documents the history of the Holocaust. The Museum promotes racial tolerance and to ensure that the past is not repeated where six million Jews were martyred. The Museum also tells the history of Australian Jews.


The Museum was officially opened in 1992 by The Governor of NSW, Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC and in1994 was given an Award of Distinction in the NSW Tourism Awards for Excellence, and a Commendation in the 1995 Human Rights Awards.



Brett Whitely Studio

The Brett Whiteley was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whitely (1939–1992). The studio is now managed by the Art Gallery of NSW.


It is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm. 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills.



Pullman Sydney Hyde Park

Located opposite Hyde Park, this modern 5* hotel positions its guests moments away from Sydney’s buzzing nightlife, CBD and dinning capitals. Featuring 241 stylish hotel rooms, an outdoor rooftop pool with views of Hyde Park and Sydney’s CBD, and three dinning venues – it’s the perfect location to experience the best Sydney has to offer.

If you’re travelling for business, the hotel features an on-site business centre, executive lounger towering over Hyde Park, and seven meeting spaces with most featuring natural light and pillar-less spaces.

Centrally located near Sydney’s CBD, Darlinghurst, Surry Hill and Kings Cross.


The Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is open 9.30am to 5.00pm every day except Christmas Day. Situated at 1 William Street, Sydney opposite Hyde Park.

The Australian Museum holds interesting exhibitions and tickets are available on entry.


General Admission Adults $15, Concession $8, Children under 16 free, Family tickets from $30. Exhibitions cost extra.


Surry Hills Markets

Held on the first Saturday of every month is the Surry Hills Markets situated next to the Clock Hotel.

Here you will find all sorts of bric a bac and treasures including vintage clothing, hand made goods, books, recycled clothing. 

From 7.00 am to 4.00pm rain or shine. 

After visiting the markets you will find many great coffee shops, pups and restaurants to dine in.

Eternity Playhouse

Opening in  2013 Eternity Playhouse has become a prominent and iconic theatre destination in Sydney. The recently restored 127 year old heritage listed, and now a state-of-the-art theatre, is home for Darlinghurst Theatre Company.


The former Baptist Tabernacle was named in honour of Sydney identity, Arthur Stace who became known as ‘Mr Eternity'. It was in this very church that Stace heard the sermon that inspired him to anonymously chalk ‘Eternity’ on the city’s footpaths for over 30 years.


Stanley Street Darlinghurst

Head down to Stanley Street in Darlinghurst and you will find some great restaurants and cafes. 

Stanley Street is usually a hive of activity and a great place to find something to eat, visit an Art Gallery or just watch the people go by.

Stanley Street is in close proximity to the Australian Museum and Hyde Park.


Belvoir Theatre

Belvoir’s position as one of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies has been determined by such landmark productions as The Glass Menagerie, Angels in America, The Wild Duck, The Diary of a Madman, The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Book of Everything , Cloudstreet, Keating!, Parramatta Girls, Exit the King, The Alchemist, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, The Sapphires, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Belvoir receives government support for its activities from the Federal Government through the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council and the state government through Arts NSW.


National Art School

Since 1922 the National Art School has occupied the old Darlinghurst gaol. It is a sandstone campus that is both a colonial site of historical significance and a working school – with authentic artist studios, workshops, the NAS Gallery, specialist fine art Library and the famed Cell Block Theatre.

There is a restaurant on site with seating inside and out. 

The National Art School is in close proximity to Taylor Square and Oxford Street.


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