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Deadhouse Tales of Sydney Morgue

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Thu 26 Apr
Every 3rd Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Wednesday until Sat 19 May 2018
Immerse yourself in some classic Australian true crime as you’re guided through an 1850s sandstone building not far from the old Deadhouse’ in Sydney Morgue and Coroner's Court in The Rocks.

You will move around the courtyard and all three floors of this historic building and experience scenes depicting the back stories of famous crimes. The first DEADHOUSE season takes you back in time to watch two of these notorious cases play out.

Background: Before 1972 the Sydney Coroner’s Court and Morgue was in lower George Street. The morgue was known as the Deadhouse. The Bone Room downstairs held boxes full of human bones from unsolved cases. Some of this building still remains.

The Leonard Lawson Case will play in Weeks 1 and 3 plus the Louisa Collins Case in Weeks 2 and 4.

Dates and times - The Leonard Lawson Case (1954-72) ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Murderer’:
6pm and 7.30pm
Thurs 26 April to Sat 28 April (week 1)
Wed 9 to Sat 12 May (week 3)

Dates and times - The Trials of Louisa Collins (1886-89) ‘A Poison Crown':
6pm and 7.30pm Wed 2 May to Sat 5 May (week 2)
Wed 16 to Sat 19 May (week 4)


We advise that there are scenes which may cause distress and offend some audience members. Recommended for patrons 16+

The venue is currently inaccessible to visitors using a wheelchair due to a lift issue. This venue also consists of a back courtyard and three floors, with narrow staircases connecting each. Access may be difficult for some. Email to check if you're uncertain of your ability to move through this venue. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

More information and tickets are available on The Rocks website.
The Rocks Discovery Museum
4-8 Kendall Lane
The Rocks NSW 2000
The Rocks Team on
  (02) 9240 8680

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