Sydney Living Museums Summer Holiday Program 2017-2018

  • Sat Dec 16 2017 - Mon Jan 29 2018
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Sydney Living Museums is abuzz with school holiday programs and exhibitions across their historic houses and museums this Summer school holidays.

Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab - Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab is an interactive exhibition that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity, from A to Z. The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with illustrator Antonia Pesenti and author Hilary Bell, creators of the best-selling book Alphabetical Sydney. Sydney is brought to life with a series of creative activities designed to capture your imagination and encourage you to think about the magic of the city, from the icons to the suburbs, from the mundane to the wondrous. A souvenir Lab Kit, specially created for this exhibition, leads visitors through the show using playful illustrations and rhyming verse. Visitors can investigate the clues in the mini museum, write their own verse in the poetry factory, experience the magic of Sydney at dusk or relax with a book under the canopy of a Moreton Bay fig tree. 
Where:     Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
When:      Until Sunday 12 August 2018; Daily 10am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday)
Cost:        FREE with ticket entry. Tickets: Adult - $12; Child - $8; Family - $30; Children under yrs FREE


Illustrations © Antonia Pesenti

Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks - Featuring amazing models of the iconic Rouse Hill House, outbuildings, stable and barns constructed from LEGO® bricks with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO®-certified professional, Australia’s Ryan McNaught. This ‘explore and build’ exhibition includes a detailed model of Rouse Hill House with a cut-away section, the surrounding historic outbuildings and farmyard animals. As well as encouraging curious minds to examine the lavish and quirky interiors, the exhibition inspires visitors to create their own house and farm with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks featured in hands-on construction areas. A special DUPLO® wall will keep the younger visitors engaged.
Where:     Rouse Hill House & Farm 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:      Sessions run 10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm. Term time: Open Wednesday - Sunday; Summer holidays: Open daily from 3 - 28 January 2018
Cost:        General - $12 (adults & children); Family - $38; Sydney Museums Pass holders - $4; Members FREE*

*Includes house museum admission


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Convict Kids of Vaucluse House - Convict kids, you have some work to do! Come straight off the ship and get to work on the Vaucluse Estate. The silver needs polishing (don’t steal it!), the laundry needs washing, kindling needs to be collected to fuel the wood-burning kitchen range, and there are so many other jobs to do! Will you work hard enough to make your mark on a ticket of leave? Ages 5–12yrs.
Where:      Vaucluse House Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
When:       Monday 8, 15 & 22 January; Wednesday 10, 17 & 24 January; 10.30am–12pm
Cost:         Adult - $12; Child - $20; Family - $60   


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Convict Kids of Elizabeth Farm - Convict kids, you have some work to do! Come straight off the ship and get to work on the Macarthur Estate at Elizabeth Farm. The silver needs polishing (don’t steal it!), the laundry needs washing, kindling needs to be collected to fuel the wood-burning kitchen range, and there are so many other jobs to do! Will you work hard enough to make your mark on a ticket of leave? Ages 5–12yrs.
Where:      Elizabeth Farm 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When:       Monday 8 & 15 January; Wednesday 10 & 17 January; Friday 12 & 19 January; 10.30am–12pm
Cost:         Adult - $12; Child - $20; Family - $60


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Convict Barracks Family Fun Tour - Explore the Hyde Park Barracks on our family tour and learn what life was like as a convict. Work as the convicts did, play a convict game and discover what the archaeology of the site tells us about the past.
Where:      Hyde Park Barracks Museum Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney
When:       Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 Januray & Thursdays 11, 18, 25 January; 10.30–11.30am & 12.30–1.30pm
Cost:          Adult - $12; Child - $20; Family - $60


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Boomerang Art and Throw at Rouse Hill House & Farm - Boomerangs play a significant role in both traditional hunting and in traditional ceremonies. They are sometimes used to tell the didgeridoo player when to start playing, to keep beat and rhythm for dancers, to scare the birds out of the trees or for hunting kangaroos. Come to Rouse Hill House & Farm to meet the staff from Muru Mittigar, paint a boomerang and experience the ancient art of boomerang throwing in our beautiful bush setting. Ages 5+
Where:      Rouse Hill House & Farm 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:       Wednesday 10 and 17 January Friday 12 and 19 January 10am–11.30am
Cost:         Adult - $20; Child - $20   


Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Creative Kids! Ceramic Plate Painting at Meroogal - Kids, let your creative spirits run free and be inspired by the patterns, colours, shapes and style of Meroogal historic house museum. Take a guided tour where you pump the water, wind the gramophone and then create your very own hand-painted ceramic plate to take home, bake in the oven and then use every day or display.
Where:     Meroogal Corner West and Worrigee Street, Nowra 
When:      Thursday 11 and 18 January; 10–11.30am
Cost:        Adult - $12; Child - $20 


Photo © Sydney Living Museums

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