Customs House Library
Gather outside the Customs House to join a 'free' three-hour walking tour of Circular Quay, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park,...
Justice & Police Museum
In the old Water Police Station (1858), this mildly unnerving museum mimics a late-19th-century police station and court. Focusing on...
Sydney’s premier jazz venue hosts big touring acts and local talent on its intimate stage. A broad musical mandate also sees cabaret,...
A roomy restaurant on the Customs House roof with harbour views, an outdoor terrace, a glass ceiling, a cocktail bar, friendly staff and...
Customs House information
Lonely Planet review
Emerging phoenixlike from extensive renovations in 2005, this cavernous harbourside edifice (1885) now houses the three-level Customs House Library . There’s a great selection of international newspapers and magazines to scan, as well as internet access and interesting temporary exhibitions.
In the lobby, look for the swastikas in the tiling (and the plaque explaining their symbolism), and a charmingly geeky 1:500 model of the inner city under a glass floor. Café Sydney is on the top floor.