Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

Pylon Lookout (temporarily closed)

Pylon Lookout (temporarily closed)

The four pylons, which many think support the whole structure, are primarily aesthetic. The South-East Pylon has been open to the public since 1934 and today, is home to the Pylon Lookout Museum.

Inside the Museum

The Museum contains a comprehensive collection of educational displays and artefacts that celebrate the construction of the Bridge, sharing the challenges of our forefathers.

Spanning across three levels, discover how the Bridge was constructed, the people behind its design and build, plus the stories and historical images of the opening celebration. This includes rare video footage, as you wander up to the open-air lookout.

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Every BridgeClimb ticket comes with a complimentary free entry pass to the Pylon Lookout Museum. We are open 10am-5pm (last entry 4.45pm) every day except Christmas Day.

Individual tickets can be purchased via credit/debit card only (we do not accept cash payments).

Tickets available for purchase at the Pylon Museum.

Prices and tickets

General admission (13 years and over) $19.00
Concession (valid senior/student) $12.50
Children (5-12 years, inclusive)                  $9.50
Children (4 years and under) Free

Prices are AUD and are inclusive of GST.

If you are planning a group excursion, please contact us for further information.

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The Lookout

Climb the 200 steps to the very top of the Pylon, where you will be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the city of Sydney, its stunning harbour, the Sydney Opera House and of course, the Sydney Harbour Bridge itself.  

The glass view finder at the 360-degree observation area will guide you to locate Sydney’s surrounding suburbs, seeing as far out as the Olympic Stadium in Homebush Bay and the Blue Mountains!

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Getting Here

Access to The Pylon is via the pedestrian pathway on the Eastern side of the Bridge from the city side (use the ‘Bridge Stairs’ or the pedestrian lift in Cumberland Street, The Rocks). If you are coming from the North side, use the steps or lift near Milsons Point Railway Station.

Please note the entrance is not accessible from the base of the Pylon at Dawes Point Park.

Contact Us

Telephone +61 2 9240 1100

In Honour and Memory

The honour roll recognises the individuals who worked on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge between 1922-1932; including remembrance of the 16 men who lost their lives from injuries sustained on the job.

If you have a relative or friend that is not included on this roll, please download the Pylon Workers Form so that we can be sure to include them in permanent memory.

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