Aerial view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, taken from north of the Harbour Bridge.

 Cultural Ribbon

Sydney has so many cultural landmarks on and around the Harbour – from the Powerhouse Museum to the Hyde Park Barracks – it’s crazy not to make the most of the well-worn paths between them.

That’s why we are creating the ‘Cultural Ribbon’. It will be a walking trail and more, linking these amazing attractions with each-other and highlighting the harbour setting along the way.

As well as offering locals and visitors a cool way to explore the city, the trail will boost Sydney’s reputation as a cultural centre.

The project is about recognising the arts as crucial to the city’s life and identity. The walking trail will  strengthen the connections between our cultural attractions, incorporating  historical stories, amazing facts and lively information in innovative ways.

The Cultural Ribbon will feature:

  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Maritime Museum and Aquarium at Darling Harbour
  • Theatres on Hickson Road
  • Sydney Dance Company
  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
  • Sydney Observatory
  • Argyle Square and the Argyle Cut in the Rocks
  • Circular Quay with the Museum of Contemporary Art; Customs House and the Opera House
  • Police and Justice Museum
  • Museum of Sydney
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Mitchell Library
  • The Mint
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Australian Museum
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Towards 2030, we’re creating a Cultural Ribbon around Sydney to:

  • recognise the way culture shapes our identity
  • promote and support local attractions
  • link harbour-side venues in a meaningful way
  • encourage participation in art and cultural pursuits.

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