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School holiday activities with Sydney Living Museums

Museum of Sydney
Museum of Sydney
Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets , Sydney NSW 2000

Every day, 12am to 4pm Thursday 15 September to Friday 7 October

Enjoy free entry across 10 of our historic houses and museums and half price entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place.

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 daily 10am–5pm | Cost: Free entry 

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Rouse Hill Estate 

Join us on the second Sunday of each month at Rouse Hill Estate.

Explore the property, marvel in its history, and enjoy some fun family activities such as LEGO®, boomerang throwing, the Schoolhouse and more!

Where: Rouse Hill Estate | When: Sunday 9 October | Cost: Free  

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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: Half price entry. Free for Sydney Living Museums Members 

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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

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Free & half price 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. Enjoy half price entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place. Please check the Sydney Living Museums website for opening times. 

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

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Covid-safe information

To manage capacity and safety within the museums, please pre-book tickets online before you visit.

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