Children & Family

Sydney Living Museums is perfect for little imaginations to run wild - from our beautiful historic houses and gardens, to our city museums and programs especially designed for families to enjoy.

Throughout the year we offer a fantastic range of children and family-friendly programs, exhibitions and events across our 12 museums, including school holiday programs, museum kids’ trails, and loads of other exciting things to do.

Find out more about school holiday opening hours across our houses and museums.




School holidays & more



Keep up to date with family friendly events, exhibitions and our latest craft projects.



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Alphabetical Sydney
A playful and vibrantly illustrated picture book $24.99
Numerical Street
Count as you walk up Numerical Street $24.99
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All the buildings in Sydney
...that I've drawn so far $29.95
Boy and girl making craft related to homes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Explore our treasury of children’s activities to keep them amused and occupied on rainy days or quiet moments at home. Here you’ll find print-out patterns, quizzes, stories, games and more.

Girl and boy chopping vegetables in the kitchen, Vaucluse House. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.

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Two little boys dress up in an old court room

Justice & Police Museum

Sydney’s underworld comes to life this summerTuesday 29 November 2016

Opening daily throughout January and offering brand new experiences, the Justice & Police Museum is bringing the whole family closer than ever before to the chilling history of sinister Sydney.

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Children & Family

Summer school holiday funThursday 24 November 2016

Group seated around candlelit table.

Elizabeth Farm

Tour by candlelight at Elizabeth FarmTuesday 13 September 2016

Visiting a history museum for a tour means you may come with certain expectations, but the nightlight tour at Elizabeth Farm was not what we had expected at all.

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Children & Family

Winter holiday funFriday 24 June 2016

Naidoc Week activities at Rouse Hill House & Farm

Media release

Songlines: Shared Stories of our Landscape Tuesday 21 June 2016