Museums and cultural engagement

The Museums and Cultural Engagement team manages a rich and diverse program of cultural outreach activities for the University.

Macleay and Nicholson museums and University Art Gallery

The University of Sydney has one of the largest and finest university collections of antiquities, art, ethnography and natural history in Australia. As well as being used for teaching, these collections also provide an opportunity for the University to contribute to the nation’s cultural life. The Macleay Museum, Nicholson Museum and University Art Gallery display many treasures from the University collection as well as staging a broad range of unique exhibitions.

Seymour Centre

The Seymour Centre presents a range of innovative musical and dramatic arts throughout the year. The Seymour has been a hub for the cultivation, education and performance of drama and music since 1975. Their program includes dramatic and musical productions, public lectures, including Sydney Ideas, the Sound Lounge live music venue and of course student revues.

The Seymour Centre can assist with tickets for VIP guests and, whenever possible, provides discounted tickets to University staff.

Carillion and organ recitals

Public recitals are regularly held in the romantic atmosphere of the Quadrangle. Listen out for early morning practice sessions, particularly around the Christmas season.

Information, events and tours

The Information Centre in the Quadrangle provides a point of contact for general inquiries about the University of Sydney.

The museums offer a range of tours and educational programs for University staff and students, school student groups, as well as members of the public. The museums and galleries also provide a unique venue for your faculty or department events.