Since opening in 1845, Customs House has been the entry point for newly arrived goods, people and ideas flowing into Sydney. One of Sydney’s iconic heritage buildings, Customs House is open to everyone.
This unique public space connects our history with our future and continues to thrive as a dynamic place to meet, create and learn.
Sydney at your feet
Our city model is one of Sydney’s hidden gems. This spectacular scale model depicts 10 square kilometres of downtown Sydney. Put our city into perspective and spot the miniature sights you’ve seen or will see in real life.
Celebrate a special occasion with breathtaking views at Cafe Sydney, relax with a beer in the sun at Quay Bar or indulge in a signature pizza at Young Alfred.Learn more about the drinking and dining at Sydney’s Customs House.
Home to the Australian Customs Service for 145 years, Sydney’s Customs House dominated the waterfront as a symbol of British power over sea and trade.Learn more about the history of Customs House
31 Alfred Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P. 02 9242 8551
- Building opening hours
- Weekdays: 8am – 10:30pm
- Saturday 9am – 10:30pm
- Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Please note that Levels 1 and 2 – our library and exhibition space - are currently closed. We’re keen to reopen our as soon as we can, but must do so in a way that is safe and compliant with NSW Health restrictions. Reserve and collect services and computer bookings are available 11am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. Learn more
Restricted access on public holidays.
Please check with restaurants for their operating times on public holidays.