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Fascinating Demonstrations, Drop-in Activities & More
© James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

These spring school holidays, bring the kids to Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House to see exciting artisan demonstrations and get creative with fun drop-in kids activities.

Artisan Encounters is a unique family-friendly program which explores the rich history of Sydney Living Museums' properties. Come and celebrate contemporary artisans working across craft, food and trades and meet the personalities who present traditional crafts in innovative ways!

 

Artisan Encounters at Elizabeth Farm

Head to Elizabeth Farm to watch blacksmith demonstrations by Levi Pendlebury and hear about the history of blacksmithing and its relevance today. Get creative with a paper craft activity inspired by blacksmithing, bring a picnic to enjoy in the gorgeous gardens, and don't forget explore the house – one of Australia's oldest surviving homesteads!

 

When:

  • Family-friendly drop-in activities: 1 October-3 October 2020, 10am-4pm

  • Blacksmithing demonstrations: 1 October-3 October 2020, 10am-2pm
     

    Where: Elizabeth Farm

     

    Bookings:

    Included with general admission.

    Adult $15, Child/Concession $12, Family $38, Free for SLM Members and children under 5 years

    It is recommended that you pre-purchase your general admission tickets.

     

    Artisan Encounters at Vaucluse House

    Visit Vaucluse House to enjoy demonstrations by fibre artist Catriona Pollard as she weaves creations using natural and found materials. Contribute to a giant garden loom artwork and create a mini loom at our drop-in activity stations. Explore the beautiful historic house and gardens, pack a picnic to sprawl out on the lawn or enjoy a café lunch at The Estate.

     

    When:

  • Family-friendly drop-in activities: 8 October-10 October 2020, 10am-4pm

  • Fibre art and basket-making demonstrations: 9 October-10 October 2020, 10am-2pm
     

    When: Vaucluse House

     

    Bookings:

    Included with general admission.

    Adult $15, Child/Concession $12, Family $38, Free for SLM Members and children under 5 years

    It is recommended that you pre-purchase your general admission tickets.

     

    Plan your Artisan Encounters experience these school holidays at the Sydney Living Museums website slm.is/artisan

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    COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Sydney Living Museums requests all visitors to review our COVID-19 conditions of entry and to accept these terms at the time of purchasing tickets.

  • Sydney Living Museums will follow a COVID-19 event safety plan during the event and will provide clear guidelines for visitors to follow to maintain social distancing. Hand sanitiser will be provided and visitors will be provided clean materials to use when participating in craft activities.
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    When: 1-3 October and 8-10 October 2020
    Where: Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House
    Cost: Adult $15, Child/Concession $12, Family $38, Free for SLM Members and children under 5 years
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