Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Watson Road

Observatory Hill (The Rocks)

Admission and Opening Hours

Admission and Opening Hours


Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm (closed public holidays & during exhibition installation)

Admission charges

General: $15

Concession/ Seniors: $12

National Trust Members Free

Children under 5 Free


S.H. Ervin Gallery is located at the end of Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks – Gadigal land

See Getting Here for driving, walking and public transport directions.


First Nations people are respectfully advised that the exhibition includes works, names, voices,
and images of deceased people. By entering the exhibition, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video
recording and its/their use for promotional, or any other purpose by the National trust of Australia (NSW). Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote National Trust events in the future and
highlight the event.

The safety and security of our visitors is of paramount importance to us as we protect the works of art on display.

Whenever you are visiting the Gallery you must not:

  • use flash photographic equipment without permission;
  • touch, or in any other way, interfere with objects or display;
  • smoke or use e-cigarettes anywhere indoors, or outdoors;
  • eat or drink in the Gallery; or
  • bring animals into the Gallery, except for certified assistance dogs accompanying the person they serve (therapy dogs not admitted).

The following items are prohibited :

  • any kind of knife, real or toy weapon or other item or substance restricted by law;
  • large bags, backpacks, parcels or other containers;
  • tripods, aerosol containers, rolled prints/posters, metal tip umbrellas, balloons;
  • any other item which in the discretion of the Gallery staff is considered capable of being used to cause damage to or conceal an object for removal.

We reserve the right to:

  • exclude or remove the public or any other person from any building, or part of any building or site;
  • inspect any bag, luggage or object, however described, upon entry to and before leaving Gallery;
  • use Security Closed Circuit Television cameras throughout Gallery; and
  • prohibit any other personal items deemed necessary.

Whenever you are in the Gallery you must:

  • conduct yourself in a manner which, in the reasonable opinion of Gallery, does not interfere with, disrupt or offend other persons in the Gallery;
  • comply with any reasonable request by Gallery staff in relation to your entry or continued presence in the Gallery.

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Lost Property

Any items left at the gallery will be kept for one month. If unclaimed after one-month items will be disposed of without notice.

We thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

The S.H. Ervin Gallery acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, the Gadigal people, and we pay our respects to their elders, past present and future.