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.

 

 

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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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Make Mum a treat

The Cook and the Curator

Make Mum a treatThursday 5 May 2016

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

school holiday fun at Vaucluse House

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April school holiday fun!Tuesday 15 March 2016

	Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm

 

Celebrate Australia DayMonday 4 January 2016

Woman stands in a garden surrounded by tall shrubbery

Children & Family

Summer holiday opening hoursThursday 17 December 2015

#slmisfun on social media

Nice morning out at Elizabeth Farm.
Sinister (9yo) & friend researching culinary and medicinal farming around 1850 in rural Australia. I'm just disappointed they didn't have the billy on in the kitchen.

Elizabeth Farm is a 'living museum' in Sydney, showcasing the original homestead of wool pioneers John and Elizabeth MacArthur. 
#slmisfun Thanks to @sydlivmus

Nice morning out at Elizabeth Farm. Sinister (9yo) & friend researching culinary and medicinal farming around 1850 in rural Australia. I'm just disappointed they didn't have the billy on in the kitchen. Elizabeth Farm is a 'living museum' in Sydney, showcasing the original homestead of wool pioneers John and Elizabeth MacArthur. #slmisfun Thanks to @sydlivmus

1 day 18 min
'Boy in Bonnet'  #caravaggio #slmisfun

'Boy in Bonnet' #caravaggio #slmisfun

1 month 6 days
That's a great verandah, mate. #westiedaytrip #elizabethfarm #sydneylivingmuseums #slmisfun

That's a great verandah, mate. #westiedaytrip #elizabethfarm #sydneylivingmuseums #slmisfun

1 month 6 days
Devonshire tea on the Macarthur's lawn #westernsydney #westiedaytrip #sydneylivingmuseums #slmisfun

Devonshire tea on the Macarthur's lawn #westernsydney #westiedaytrip #sydneylivingmuseums #slmisfun

1 month 6 days
Chicken hunt at today's #eggcellent #eastertrails @sydlivmus #slmisfun #theillustratedbookofpoultry #vauclusehouse #sydneylivingmuseums

Chicken hunt at today's #eggcellent #eastertrails @sydlivmus #slmisfun #theillustratedbookofpoultry #vauclusehouse #sydneylivingmuseums

2 months 3 days
Vaucluse House, Pleasure Garden @sydlivmus #vauclusehouse #slmisfun #eggcellent #eastertrails #sydneylivingmuseums

Vaucluse House, Pleasure Garden @sydlivmus #vauclusehouse #slmisfun #eggcellent #eastertrails #sydneylivingmuseums

2 months 3 days
Hot cross bun recipe challenge @sydlivmus #eggcellent #eastertrails #slmisfun #slmfood #vauclusehouse #sydlivmuseums #sydneylivingmuseums

Hot cross bun recipe challenge @sydlivmus #eggcellent #eastertrails #slmisfun #slmfood #vauclusehouse #sydlivmuseums #sydneylivingmuseums

2 months 3 days
Family enjoying the #eggandspoonrace at #vauclusehouse #vaucluse #sydney #easterfun @sydlivmus #slmisfun

Family enjoying the #eggandspoonrace at #vauclusehouse #vaucluse #sydney #easterfun @sydlivmus #slmisfun

2 months 4 days
Manning the #eggroll at #vauclusehouse #eastertrail #easterfun plus a curious #australianmagpie #vaucluse #sydney @sydlivmus #slmisfun

Manning the #eggroll at #vauclusehouse #eastertrail #easterfun plus a curious #australianmagpie #vaucluse #sydney @sydlivmus #slmisfun

2 months 4 days