Current Exhibitions

At home in North Sydney: An architectural history of a locality

This award-winning website explores North Sydney history through its built environment: it's architecture, architects, builders and residents. North Sydney has a diverse and fascinating range of dwellings dating from the first half of the 19th century.

The companion Heritage Centre exhibition features documents, photographs and oral recordings held by Stanton Library, as well as new video footage and interviews with some well-known local characters.


Locality: telling North Sydney stories in objects and pictures

A permanent but evolving exhibition that explores various aspects of North Sydney’s history using the stories associated with intriguing objects from the collection. The exhibition features newly acquired items and previously unseen treasures from the Heritage Centre’s collection including a stunning ‘Balmain Bug’ two foot racing skiff.



'Early Swim MacCallum Pool’, oil pastel by Jackie Goberts, 2015. Stanton Library