Explore the glamorous early years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The displays on the mezzanine level illustrates the evolution of the South East Pylon and the official opening ceremony of the Bridge on 19 March 1932.

Discover the changing attractions and evolving exhibitions of the South East Pylon.

Relive the magic of the opening celebrations and read about Captain Francis De Groot who charged through the opening ceremony of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and slashed the ribbon with his sword.

See the showcase display of original bridge souvenirs and memorabilia from the Cave Collection including china, glassware, letter openers, medallions and tea tins.

Captain De Groot slashes the ribbon with his sword at the opening ceremony.


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