Come inside to step back in time and discover the history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge while climbing over 200 steps to the Lookout for incredible views of Sydney. 



See the best Sydney has to offer from the original city Lookout, including a unique view of Sydney Harbour’s icons – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. You may even spot some BridgeClimbers!

The glass view-finder at the observation area will guide you to locate Sydney’s surrounding suburbs. You are even able to see as far out as the Olympic Stadium in Homebush Bay and the Blue Mountains!

Indoors, there’s a place to relax after reaching the top and view an exclusive Sydney photography series as part of BridgeClimb’s Artist in Residence Program, with stunning photos by professional and amateur photographers alike.

Pylon Museum


Throughout the Museum you will discover a number of exhibits about the construction of the Bridge, the brave workers and interesting artefacts from the collection of Chief Engineer JJC Bradfield.

The displays throughout the Museum examine why it took so long to realise a Harbour Bridge and consider the engineering challenges that a steel arch presented.

Suspended from the ceiling you will find a model representing the day the arches joined (19 August 1930). The two half arches of the bridge are secured with a massive centre pin. The model illustrates the centre pin that was used to fasten the arches together.

Explore the glamorous early years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the evolution of the South East Pylon and relive the magic of the opening celebrations.

Visitor information

General Admission Prices

Entry to the Pylon Lookout & Museum can be booked online at the below ticket prices:


Book a BridgeClimb & you can get 50% off entry to the Pylon when it reopens in the Summer School Holidays! Find out more

Opening hours

The Pylon is currently open from 10am – 2pm daily throughout the NSW Summer School Holidays.

Special events, group tours and venue hire are available throughout the year. See What’s On for special event dates or for private and corporate event enquiries contact our team at

Getting here

  • From The Rocks – take the Harbour Bridge lift or stairs from Cumberland Street, located opposite The Glenmore Hotel. Turn right and walk North along the pedestrian footpath for 300 metres until you reach the South-East Pylon entrance.
  • From Milsons Point – head to the Bridge footpath via the stairs or lift and walk South for 800m to reach the Pylon entrance.  

For full details on visiting the Pylon Lookout & Museum refer to our Visitor Info page.