Although I was a little uncertain at first, I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Susannah Place Museum in The Rocks district of inner Sydney. we went there on the advice of our daughter who was with us on this holiday. A teaching colleague of hers had previously been there and had recommended a visit.
We went on an hour long guided tour of these old historic terrace houses and shop. The houses were generally occupied from 1844 until relatively recently, one of them until only a few yars ago.
The houses are furnished and decorated in keeping with various eras in the life of this building. Some of the facilities, like the outdoor laundry tub and water heating fireplace and copper tub shown above, seem primitive when compared with what we have today.
Late last year we travelled to Sydney with our daughter. One of the places she was really keen to visit was the Susannah Place Museum in The Rocks district of inner Sydney. I was a little dubious at first but after going on the guided tour of this old historic shop and terraced houses I had radically changed my mind.
The tour of this museum illustrates so graphically how people lived in this area in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Some of the houses are furnished as they would have been in that era. Other houses have a more modern feel with furnishings from the early twentieth century.