Autumn school holiday fun


School holidays are almost here, but don’t panic! We have some great ideas for you and your children.

Children can try their hand at farm-life during Earn Your Tucker at Rouse Hill House & Farm or Vaucluse House, get creative with a claymation workshop at Elizabeth Farm or explore the world of convict pirates at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. After dark, gather the family for a nightlight tour of Rouse Hill House & Farm or Elizabeth Farm, and during the day enjoy free family-tours and crafts included with entry at selected historic houses.

Find out more and book your holiday fun today.

Autumn holiday opening hours

Saturday 9 April – Monday 25 April 2016




Elizabeth Farm


10am – 4pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum


10am – 5pm

Museum of Sydney


10am – 5pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm


10am – 4pm

Susannah Place Museum


2pm – 5pm (museum accessible by guided tour only at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)

Vaucluse House


10am – 4pm

Elizabeth Bay House

Friday to Sunday

10am – 4pm

Justice & Police Museum

Saturday and Sunday

10am – 5pm


Thursday to Saturday

10am – 4pm

Rose Seidler House


10am – 4pm

The Mint

Monday to Friday

9am – 5pm

Two actors dressed as convicts

Hyde Park Barracks

Convict Escapades Audition NoticeMonday 20 February 2017

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime immersive theatre opportunity for aspiring actors aged 14–18 years.

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Signature dishes

The Cook and the Curator

Signature dishesThursday 23 February 2017

Old newspaper print cartoon of man lying drunk outside a whiskey, rum and brandy shop with a sign reading: Specimen of the work done inside.

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Floor'd & spoony: convicts in solitaryTuesday 21 February 2017

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The Cook and the Curator

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