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Music and heritage tours of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Take a guided tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to learn an unknown history of Sydney. Follow an exciting itinerary with 12 different locations to retrace 200 years of Australian history. From aboriginal land to an international music school, the Conservatorium of Music offers a great insight into the culture of Music in Sydney prior to the Opera House.

Gain access to areas previously off limits to the public and uncover the remnants from the earliest colonial settlement such as the sandstone cistern and early drains laid by convicts. View the original features of the Government stables including the arches and turrets. Explore a maze underneath the Botanic Gardens with teaching studios, practice rooms, performance halls and the largest music library in the southern hemisphere.

Date and times

Tours are available before or after a free classical music performance. Please visit our Tour Partner My Music Detour for more details.

  • Wednesday: 10.30am and 2pm (concert at 12.30pm
  • Thursday: 10.30am and 2pm (concert at 12.30pm)
  • Saturday: 10am and 1pm (concerts at 11am and 2pm)

Tour duration is approximately 1 hour.

Cost

  • Adult: $25

  • Child: $15^
  • Concession: $18*

^ Child 5 to 15 years of age. Children under 5 years are free of charge.
* Concessions are available to holders of an Australian Seniors Card, Australian Pensioners, full-time students aged 16+

Group bookings

The maximum group size is 40 people and bookings are required. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding group bookings.

 

Centenary Tours – Access all areas

Limited availability exclusive 2.5-hour tour – available only in 2015 to celebrate this historic birthday

Take an in-depth look at Australia’s prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Climb the catwalk over the world-class Verbrugghen Hall; discover the secrets that lie beneath the recital halls and learn the history of this former stables site. Be one of the first and only people to access the fascinating archaeological remnants of the first Australian bakery.

Register your interest

For more information about the tours please email con.tours@sydney.edu.au