How Cities Work

Exhibition and Shows

15 Dec 2018 to 21 Jul 2019

From the dizzy heights of skyscrapers to the underground sewers, this world premiere interactive children’s exhibition reveals the secret workings of Sydney city.

Enter an immersive cityscape full of magical, tactile experiences to discover how the city works. Take a peek inside buildings, meander through the underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and under your feet.

This spectacular exhibition has been developed by Sydney Living Museums in collaboration with illustrator and city fanatic James Gulliver Hancock, and adapted from the bestselling book ‘How Cities Work’ from Lonely Planet Kids.


Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Kiosk Lockers Museums Australia Museums Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


From AU$12.00

Adults AUD15, Children / Concession AUD12, Family AUD38, Free for under fives and Sydney Living Museums members.

Event Times

15 Dec 2018 to 21 Jul 2019

Once Only Event


Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney, 2000

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Jackaroo Hostel

Jackaroo Hostel

, Sydney

Meriton Suites Campbell Street - Fitness Centre

Meriton Suites Campbell Street

Haymarket, Sydney

Street View

Springfield Lodge

Potts Point, Sydney

Mercure Sydney

Mercure Sydney


Superior Double Room

DeVere Hotel Sydney

Potts Point, Sydney

sydney star backpackers

Sydney Star Backpackers

Woolloomooloo, Sydney

Contact Us