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Children get behind the shop counter these school holidays

These July school holidays, children are invited to get behind the shop counter of Susannah Place Museum's re-created c1915 corner shop!

This is a special opportunity for children to don an apron and become shopkeepers. They learn how to wrap an egg, weigh out goods on a scale and count in pounds and shillings!


Suitable for ages 5 and up, the interactive Playing Shop activity will see your little one:

  • Use an old-fashioned shop scale

  • Pack up goods, including making a paper cone for the lollies they'll be taking home

  • Filling an order and making a 'delivery'

  • Writing up orders on a slate board

  • Creating your own dolly peg shopkeeper.

    Tickets for Playing Shop are on sale through

    Choose from the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 9 July 2019 9.30am–11am

  • Tuesday 9 July 2019 11.15am–12.45pm

  • Thursday 11 July 2019 9.30am–11am

  • Thursday 11 July 2019 11.15am–12.45pm

  • Tuesday 16 July 2019 9.30am–11am

  • Tuesday 16 July 2019 11.15am–12.45pm

  • Thursday 18 July 2019 9.30am–11am

  • Thursday 18 July 2019 11.15am–12.45pm

    Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.


    You can continue your school holiday fun at Susannah Place Museum by joining a guided tour at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm at an additional cost on the day.

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    When: 9.30am–11am & 11.15am–12.45pm, 9, 11, 16, 18 July
    Where: Susannah Place Museum, 58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney
    Cost: General (adults & children) $20, SLM Members (adults & children) $15
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