Voluntary guides conduct public tours within the cemetery on the first Sunday of every month, from March to November. Tours commence at 10am.

Public tours depart from Necropolis Circuit near the Chapel of St Michael the Archangel. The starting point is easy to find as you will find our tent and a group of eager volunteers.

Twilight tours are held from 5.15pm until 7.30pm, in the cool of the evening, and they depart from the small pedestrian gate in East St Lidcombe. Twilight tours are conducted from November until March, excluding December.

Tour days provide us with the funds to assist in the restoration of projects within the cemetery.

Tours cost only $15.00 per person ($10.00 for members). Children 11-16 years half price. Children under 11 are free.

The Friends of Rookwood conduct general tours of the Heritage areas each month & also a "theme" tour from the following list.

  • Heritage Walk, parts 1 & 2
  • The Irish Tour
  • Tales from the 20th Century
  • Plague and Pestilence
  • The Railway Walk
  • Ships and Shipwrecks
  • Murder and Mayhem
  • 1800-1900 Sydney: A Century of Incredible Change
  • Our ANZAC/Military Heritage
  • Our Convict heritage
  • Flowers, Gardens and Symbolism
  • Funerary Symbolism & 19th Century Landscapes