Winter 2018 at Sydney Living Museums

  • Sat Jul 07 - Sun Jul 22 2018
  • Family
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Sydney Living Museums’ winter program is full of fun experiences to entertain the kids and enjoy as a family!

From bush tucker workshops to art making, convicts to star gazing, exhibitions and a family fair – there’s something to suit the interests of every child.

Family Fair
Bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a day of fun and nostalgia. Try your hand at a range of old-fashioned activities and games, and enjoy story time and crafts. Experience farm life - feed the cows, ride a pony, and get up close and personal with the baby animals at the Petting Farm. Take a sneak peek inside Rouse Hill House and experience the 1880s schoolhouse with school mistress Mrs Fox.
Where:    Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:     Sunday 12 August, 10am-4pm
Cost:       General $6 (adults & children), Family $20, SLM Members $4

Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab
Let your imagination run wild in this interactive exhibition that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity, from A to Z. 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. Produced in collaboration with illustrator Antonia Pesenti and author Hilary Bell, creators of the best-selling book Alphabetical Sydney.
Where:    Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
When:     Now on, until 12 August 2018
Cost:       Adult $12, Child $8, Concession $8, Family $30, Children under 5 years FREE, SLM Members FREE

Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks
Marvel at the 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. Create your own house and farm with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks featured in hands-on construction areas.
Where:     Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:      On now until July 2018
Cost:        General $12 (adults & children), Concession $8 (seniors only), Family $38, SLM Members FREE

Convict Kids
Experience life as a convict at Elizabeth Farm. The table needs to be set, the clothes to be washed, the bed needs to be made and there are so many other jobs to do! Will you earn your ticket of leave?
Where:      Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When:       9, 11, 16, 18 July; 10.30am-12pm
Cost:         Adult $12, Child $20, Concession $8, Family $55

Bush Tucker
Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House and 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:        9, 11, 16, 18 July; 10.30am-12pm
Cost:          Adult $20, Child $20, Family $55

Earn Your Tucker
Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, sort the grain, carry the milk and make the butter. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker!
Where:       Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
When:        9, 11, 16, 18 July; 10.30am-12pm
Cost:         Adult $20, Child $20

Make a Story, Tell a Story
Be inspired by the historic house and collection to make an artwork using modelling materials.
Where:       Meroogal, Cnr West and Worrigee sts, Nowra
When:        12 & 19 July; 10am-11.30am
Cost:          Adult $12, Child $20

Family Nightlight Tour
Join us as the sun goes down for our first family nightlight tour at Vaucluse House. Illuminated only by candles, the house takes on a life of its own after dark.
Where:       Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
When:        Friday 17 August; 5pm-7pm
Cost:          Adult $40, Child / Concession $35, Family $120

Stargazing at Rouse Hill
Expand your universe at Rouse Hill House & Farm in an evening of stargazing, with a fascinating presentation by Indigenous astrophysicist Kirsten Banks.
Where:        Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill
When:         Saturday 18 August; 6-8.30pm
Cost:           General $18, Concession $15, Child $12, Family $44

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