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National Reconciliation Week...

Join us in Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2019! Explore the vibrant market space and enjoy Indigenous ... Read more

Sydney Science Forum: The Light ...

Join Dr Alice Motion and Associate Professor Liz New in a discussion of the fascinating ... Read more

Nicholas Catchlove Lecture 2019...

The 2019 Nicholas Catchlove lecture focuses on the burden and determinants of diabetes in Indigenous Australians. ... Read more

Australian Biology of Ageing Conference (...

This year’s Australian Biology of Ageing conference aims to address how genetic, dietary & pharmacological ... Read more

One Welfare Conference II...

The CVE is honoured to be accepting the baton from Canada to host the second ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 03 March 2013 - Every week on Sunday, until further notice
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

    Free Carillon Recitals

    Weekly Sunday recitals on the War Memorial Carillon, featuring the University carillonists and special guests.

  • 12 January 2015 - Every weekday, until further notice
    10.00am - 4.00pm

    LEGO Pompeii

    Join us at the Nicholson Museum for LEGO Pompeii - the model, one of the largest ever built, will include Pompeii as it was at the moment of destruction in AD 79, as it was when rediscovered in the 1700s, and as it is today.

  • 20 May 2015 - Every day, until further notice
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    Padiashaikhet NMR.28

    Death Magic

    Death in Ancient Egypt was a magical experience.

  • 26 October 2015 - Every weekday, until further notice
    10.00am - 4.30pm


    Their names are inscribed in stone yet their stories can only be guessed at. An exhibition of Roman funerary monuments from the Nicholson collection.

  • 01 February 2016 - Every weekday, until further notice
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    sea and sky

    The sea and the sky: ancient Cypriot art

    "The sea and the sky: ancient Cypriot art" examines the artistic traditions of the island demonstrated in the Nicholson Museum’s collection of Cypriot antiquities.

  • 30 July 2018
    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Bookstall Company

    Until 30 June 2019. Between 1904 and 1946 the NSW Bookstall Company released 234 books. Rare Books and Special Collections hold many of the publications, contracts, and 153 original book cover designs and illustrations.

  • 12 November 2018 - Every weekday, until further notice
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    E.16270 (on loan from the Australian Museum), overlaid on an artistic render of a temple scene by Dr Bernadette Drabsch and Dr Andrew Howells.


    Like currents between islands archipelagos, objects forge connections between museums around the world.

  • 28 January 2019
    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Rather Thrilling!

    UNTIL 27 JULY With thrillers, suspense doesn’t abate no matter how fast you turn the pages! Explore the collection of Thriller books from our Rare Books and Special Collections, on display in Fisher Library & SciTech.

  • 18 March 2019
    10.37am - 5.00pm

    The Golden Age of Dutch Printing

    Until 23 September 2019. This exhibition showcases some examples of fine Dutch printing held in Rare Books & Special Collections. Fisher Library, Level 1

  • 27 March 2019
    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Rising from the East: Opera in China Exhibition

    Until 27 May 2019. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library presents PhD candidate, Jing Cai’s research exhibition: Rising from the East: Opera in China.The exhibition showcases an operatic snapshot of China today.