Winter 2021 Holiday Activities At Sydney Living Museums

  • Sat Jun 26 - Sun Jul 11 2021
  • Mums & Bubs
    Toddlers
    Preschoolers
    Kids
    Teens
    All Ages
  • See website for cost

These Winter school holidays follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters in Walking through a Songline, a multi-sensory digital installation at the Museum of Sydney. Adventure through time and explore kids trails at the Hyde Park Barracks and the Museum of Sydney, or celebrate NAIDOC week and connect to country at Rouse Hill Estate. 

Walking through a Songline

Follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters and experience the immersive nature of a songline in this multi-sensory digital installation.

Songlines, or Dreaming tracks, map the routes of Ancestral beings as they travelled across Australia, creating the land and its people. 

Walking through a Songline allows audiences of all ages to immerse themselves in a space where paintings come to life, stories are visualised, and ancient knowledge is shared in a striking and artistic way. 

Walking through a Songline is developed by the National Museum of Australia and Mosster Studio with support from the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the National Museum of Australia’s donor community.

Where:    Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
When:     1 July–7 November, Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Cost:       Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free. 

Visit the Museum of Sydney website to book your tickets.

Museum of Sydney
Photo: Mosster

Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ Trail

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks and discover what life was like for the many people who stayed here. Kids can explore the museum during the school holidays with a new tailored audio guide and activity trail. 

Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there. Listen for clues and complete some activities as you move through the museum - spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!  

Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years.

Where:    Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Sydney
When:     Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Cost:       Included in general admission: Child $16, Adult $24, Family $64. Members and children under 5 are free.

Visit the Hyde Park Barracks website to book your tickets.

Hyde Park Barracks Kids' Trail
Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Museum of Sydney Kids’ Trail

Explore the Museum of Sydney to uncover stories from the site of First Government House.

Kids can join Sami the intrepid explorer in our trail and discover the lives of the people who lived there. Measure up to see how you would fit on a first fleet ship and learn about Sydney as you complete the activities in the trail.

Suitable for kids 5-12 years

Where:    Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
When:     Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Cost:        Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free. 

Visit the Museum of Sydney website to book your tickets.

Museum of Sydney Kids' Trail
Photo © Anna Kucera / James Horan Photography Pty Ltd for Sydney Living Museums

NAIDOC Week 2021 at Rouse Hill Estate

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with us on Darug Country at Rouse Hill Estate with this year’s theme, ‘Heal Country!’ Join us for festivities on Sunday 11 July and connect with Aboriginal culture, past and present. Take part in a range of family-friendly activities throughout the day including performances, storytelling, weaving and art.

Where:    Rouse Hill Estate, special event entry via Guntawong Rd
When:     Sunday 11 July, 10am – 3pm
Cost:       Free event entry, registration recommended 

Visit the Rouse Hill Estate website to book your tickets.

NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill Estate
Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Healing land, remembering Country at Elizabeth Farm

Sydney Living Museums is delighted to present Healing land, remembering Country, a powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert, at Elizabeth Farm. View this art work as part of your visit to Elizabeth Farm and take part in a “memory exchange activity” where you can write messages on paper embedded with local plant seeds that are eventually degraded into the soil to regenerate.

Where:    Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When:     Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm 
Cost:       Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free

Visit the Elizabeth Farm website to book your tickets.

Elizabeth Farm
Photo © Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums. Artwork courtesy Tony Albert and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

Sydney Living Museums Membership

Continue the fun for the whole family by becoming a Sydney Living Museums member! From $135, our Member + One membership provides free entry to explore properties, museums and exhibitions for free at the Museum of Sydney for you, one extra adult and up to four children. You’ll also enjoy a 20% discount on all events and other great benefits. 

Sign up to day by visiting the Sydney Living Museums website. 

Sydney Living Museums
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