Autumn holidays 2019 at Sydney Living Museums

  • Sat Apr 13 - Sun Apr 28 2019
  • Family
  • $0.00

There’s so much on offer at Sydney Living Museums these Autumn school holidays!

Egg-cellent Easter Trail

Celebrate Easter at Vaucluse House or Elizabeth Farm! Enjoy an egg-cellent range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing, a chicken hunt (of the non-chocolate variety) and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge.

Get crafty at our Easter-inspired tinkering station and meet our feathered friends at the Kindi Farm Venture through the house and explore the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise. When you have finished your trail, you can claim your chocolate treat.

Where:      Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse AND Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When:       Sunday 21 April (multiple session times)
Cost:         General (adults & children) $12, Family (4 ppl) $40, SLM Members (adults & children) $8

How Cities Work exhibition

Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way! From sewers to skyscrapers, this new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney reveals the secret workings of the city. The exhibition brings to life the Lonely Planet Kids book How Cities Work, illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock.

Where:      Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip & Bridge sts, Sydney
When:       Daily, until 21 July 2019
Cost:         Adults $15, Child / Concession $12, Family $38, FREE for under 5s and SLM Members

Pop-up Cities workshop with James Gulliver Hancock

Join illustrator James Gulliver Hancock for a fun-filled creative workshop. Kids will create their very own pop-up artwork inspired by the exhibition How Cities Work using cardboard, paper, glue and coloured pencils. James will demonstrate simple techniques that will turn seemingly ordinary materials into an imaginative artwork.

Where:     Museum of Sydney, corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
​​​​​​When:      10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm, Tues 23 April
Cost:        $25 includes 1 child + 1 supervising adult. Also includes entry to the How Cities Work exhibition.

Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks

Marvel at the amazing models of the iconic Rouse Hill House and farm buildings constructed from LEGO® bricks with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO®-certified professional, Australia’s Ryan McNaught. Then create your own LEGO farm to add to the display.

Where:      Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:       Every day in the spring school holidays
Cost:         Adults and Children $12, Concession $8, Family $38, Free for SLM Members

Kids in the Kitchen

Experience the wonder of making your own food from scratch. Join us in the colonial kitchen to bake damper, learn how to churn fresh butter from cream, and make your own cool and refreshing lemonade out of fresh lemons! Explore the kitchen garden and then settle in to taste all the lovely things you’ve made.

Where:      Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill AND Vaucluse House Wentworth Road, Vaucluse AND Meroogal, Corner West And Worrigee Streets, Nowra
When:       Elizabeth Farm & Vaucluse House: 16, 17, 23 & 24 April. Meroogal: Friday 26 April; 10.30am-12pm
Cost:         Children $20, $Adults $12, Member Child $15, Member adults FREE

Bush Tucker family workshop

Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House & Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional johnnycake. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker!

Where:       Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:        10.30am–12pm, 16, 23 & 26 April
Cost:          Adult $20, Adult concession $15, Child $20

Playing Shop

Do you know how to wrap an egg, weigh out goods on a scale or count in pounds and shillings? With Playing Shop children become shopkeepers and get behind the counter of Susannah Place Museum’s re-created c1915 corner shop.

Where:       Susannah Place Museum, 58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney
When:        9.30am–11am & 11.15am–12.45pm, 16, 18, 23 April

Family friendly museum tours

These school holidays, unlock the secrets of Sydney Living Museums historic houses and museums with tailored tours for children and families included with museum entry.

Where:       Most Sydney Living Museums properties
When:        Daily in the school holidays (check website for specific museum opening hours)
Cost:          Free with museum entry

Find out more and book ahead on the Sydney Living Museums website.

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