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These school holidays explore Sydney's fascinating history through fun events, interactive exhibitions, and unique museum experiences. Find out below and via our website slm.is/children

 
Electronic Sound Workshops

This school holidays, kids will have the opportunity to try their hand at electronic music production with a series of fun and inspiring workshops facilitated by Hack Sounds in partnership with 107 Projects and Carlin McClellan from Play Anything. Enjoy making beats, melodies and compositions from scratch.

Suitable for ages 8-12.

Where: Hyde Park Barracks

When: Saturday 9 July: 10am, 12pm & 2pm and Sunday 10 July: 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Cost: General: $15, Member: $12. Each participant ticket includes one free parent/carer.

Visit the website to book our electronic sound workshops at Hyde Park Barracks.

 
NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill Estate - Please Note: This event has been cancelled due to severe wet weather and the poor and hazardous site conditions at Rouse Hill Estate

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with us on Darug Country at Rouse Hill Estate with this year's theme, 'Get up! Stand up! Show up!' Join us for festivities on Sunday 10 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

When: Sunday 10 July, 10am–3pm

Cost: Free event entry, registration recommended

Please note: There is no parking on site. Free return shuttle buses will be running on the day between Rouse Hill and Tallawong stations to Rouse Hill Estate.

For further information, visit the Sydney Living Museums website.

 
Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Walking through a Songline

Follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters and immerse yourself in a songline through this multi-sensory digital installation. Experience a space of light and sound where paintings come to life, stories are visualised, and ancient knowledge is shared in new ways.

Afterwards take part in a craft activity in the viewing cube space and make a family tree as part of the Walking through a Songline exhibition.

Where: Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney

When: On until 17 July 2022. Open Thursday–Sunday (until 30 June) then open Monday to Sunday, 10am–5pm (from 1 July)

Cost: Free entry (weekends until 30 June then every day from 1 July)

Find out more and book your free tickets via the Sydney Living Museums website.

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–Sunday (until 30 June) then open Monday to Sunday, 10am–5pm (from 1 July)

Cost: Free entry (weekends until 30 June then every day from 1 July)

Plan your visit.

Photo © Anna Kucera / James Horan Photography Pty Ltd for Sydney Living Museums
 
Hyde Park Barracks Kids' Trail

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks with a tailored audio guide and activity trail for kids. Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there, plus listen for clues and complete some fun activities as you move through the museum – spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!

Suitable for kids 5-12 years.

Where: Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Sydney

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am–5pm

Cost: Free weekend entry until 30 June. Half price entry from 1 July.

Plan your visit.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
Justice & Police Museum Kids' Trail

Explore the Justice & Police Museum to uncover stories from Sydney's original Water Police station and courts, located at Circular Quay. Complete fun activities to earn your police badge! Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years.

Where: Justice & Police Museum, Cnr Albert and Phillip streets, Sydney

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm

Cost: Free entry

Plan your visit.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Free entry across our historic houses and museums

Enjoy free entry across our historic houses and museums including Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm, Justice & Police Museum, Meroogal, Museum of Sydney and Rose Seidler House from Friday 1 July. Enjoy half price entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place from Friday 1 July. Please check the Sydney Living Museums website for opening times.

Find out more.

Become a member

Enjoy fun for the whole family all year round with a Sydney Living Museums membership. Enjoy a 20% discount on our events including school holiday programs, exclusive experiences, access and more.

Plus redeem your Discover and Parents NSW vouchers across all membership types purchased in person across our historic houses and museums and save!

Find out more.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
 
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