This castle-like structure adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens was originally the stables for the Government House when it opened in 1820. Its Gothic Picturesque design was created by prolific colonial architect Francis Greenway. 96 years later, after an extensive renovation, it reopened as the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. Today, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a prestigious facility of the University of Sydney. The institution offers music curriculum for students ranging from high school to post graduate plus community education.