Sunday 2 August

Cheese & wooden boards on shelves Sold out

Discover the secrets of domestic cheesemaking and get hands-on in our workshop in the cellars, which date back to 1835.

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Sunday 16 August

The sun is up and it’s time for kids to have fun and muck in to get the chores done.

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Friday 21 August

In this seminar a diverse range of speakers will present case studies on Anzac projects and counterpoints to the Anzac legend, including Aboriginal perspectives on European settlement.

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Saturday 22 August

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Explore the beautiful night sky during National Science Week.

Sunday 23 August

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Members come first at this year’s Fifties Fair! 

Take advantage of early entry from 9.30am.

Enjoy a leisurely viewing of Rose Seidler House and select your picnic spot before the event opens for general entry.   

No bookings required, simply present your membership card and Fifties Fair 2015 ticket to gain early admission.

Not yet a Member? Simply join now to start enjoying your exclusive Member benefits immediately.

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Fifties Fair returns to the iconic Rose Seidler House for its 20th year!

Friday 28 August

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Exhibition preview: Superhouse: Architecture and interiors beyond the everyday

Saturday 29 August

12pm: Introduction to the Great Irish Famine Memorial at Hyde Park Barracks and 1pm - 5pm: Symposium at The Mint

Learn about Australia’s connection with the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1850) with Sydney Living Museums’ head of collections & access, Megan Martin, curator Dr Fiona Starr and historians Dr Perry McIntyre and Dr Richard Reid.

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Sunday 30 August

In Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community has determined to take back the responsibility most of us leave to businesses – caring for their own dead. As their plans for a non-profit funeral home gather steam, one of their own falls fatally ill. Lynette Wallworth’s Tender is a warm, beautiful and funny look at an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life …

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26.07.15
30.08.15

Join us for our annual commemoration, followed by music and a wreath-laying ceremony with descendants of the Irish orphan girls to remember their contributions to Australian society.

See also: Barracks’ Girls and Famine Immigrants Symposium

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Friday 11 September

A tiny footprint can still pack a powerful architectural impact. In an era of expanding floor plans and ever increasing pressure on resources, we explore the question: does size matter?

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Saturday 19 September

Food & Words is a program of talks, ranging from scholarly to the personal, from speakers who write about food. It is a hugely entertaining experience designed for those who love thinking about and reading about food in society.

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Thursday 8 October

For just two special nights, we bring Sydney’s hottest and most infamous 60s nightspot back to life.

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Friday 9 October

As the repurposing of buildings becomes common practice, we discuss the challenges and benefits for residential spaces and large scale developments, the impact on urban environments and how we can approach the reinvigoration of buildings more sustainably.

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11.09.15
09.10.15
13.11.15

For just two special nights, we bring Sydney’s hottest and most infamous 60s nightspot back to life.

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Sunday 1 November

10AM – 4PM
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Save the date! Get ready to unlock the doors to the city’s most historic and architecturally inspiring buildings and spaces usually off limits to the general public.

Friday 13 November

Designing for place is one of the foremost considerations for any architect. Learn how the history and constraints of a site along with the relationship between land, climate, form and materials all inform the outcome to create a superhouse.

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11.09.15
09.10.15
13.11.15