Sunday 8 March

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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At the intersection of contemporary art, design and pop culture the vinyl toys movement shows no sign of abating. This documentary explores the colourful and warped world of vinyl toys.

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12.04.15
03.05.15

Sunday 22 March

Visitors playing Boules in the garden at  Vaucluse House Postponed

Indulge in a 1920s-inspired long lunch in the stunning grounds of Vaucluse House.

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Friday 27 March

Image of old toy, Morse Code signalling kit. Blue box with red writing showing a spaceman operating a red control panel Free tour
Join Alysha Buss and Veronica Kooyman for an afternoon highlights tour of the brand new Toys through Time exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.

Who owned one of Australia’s oldest provenance dolls, and what controversy saw its arrival in Australia in 1842? Book your place on this exclusive Members Only preview tour to hear the untold stories of some of our featured toys, and learn about their owners and makers.

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Sunday 5 April

Sunday 5 April at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm

Eggsplore the grounds of our spectacular properties as you hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs in the grounds of either Vaucluse House or Elizabeth Farm at our traditional annual Easter event.

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Sunday 5 April at 11:30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm

Eggsplore the grounds of our spectacular properties as you hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs in the grounds of either Vaucluse House or Elizabeth Farm at our traditional annual Easter event.

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Tuesday 7 April

Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Step back in time and discover what children did for fun during the Victorian era.

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Wednesday 8 April

Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Thursday 9 April

Step back in time and discover what children did for fun during the Victorian era.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Friday 10 April

Fridays 10 & 17 April, ages 5-8; Monday 13 April, ages 8-12

Discover ingenious optical toys designed to entertain and delight children in the days before computers and television.

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Sunday 12 April

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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When Star Wars landed in theatres, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared. Unless you had all the toys.

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12.04.15
03.05.15
Visitors at Throsby Park. Sold out

Explore the Throsby Park estate in the Southern Highlands with its colonial homestead, the original weatherboard cottage (c 1823), old country garden and mid-19th-century farm buildings.

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Monday 13 April

Fridays 10 & 17 April, ages 5-8; Monday 13 April, ages 8-12

Discover ingenious optical toys designed to entertain and delight children in the days before computers and television.

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Tuesday 14 April

Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April 2015
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The Tank Stream is a place of cultural significance to the Gadigal, the traditional owners of the Sydney Cove area. The site is also nationally important as the main source of fresh water for Australia’s first European settlement.

Step back in time and discover what children did for fun during the Victorian era.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Wednesday 15 April

Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April 2015
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The Tank Stream is a place of cultural significance to the Gadigal, the traditional owners of the Sydney Cove area. The site is also nationally important as the main source of fresh water for Australia’s first European settlement.

Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Thursday 16 April

Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Tuesdays 7, 14 & Wednesdays 8, 15 & Thursdays 9, 16 April 11am - 2pm

Drop in and have fun making and dressing a peg doll or yarn doll to take home. Make a historical character of your choice, such as a convict or soldier. Let your imagination do the work.

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Friday 17 April

Fridays 10 & 17 April, ages 5-8; Monday 13 April, ages 8-12

Discover ingenious optical toys designed to entertain and delight children in the days before computers and television.

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Sunday 19 April

Image of house - Glenfield Sold out

Discover the handsome 1817 Anglo-Indian bungalow Glenfield restored by Sydney Living Museums and now a much loved family home.

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Image of house - Beulah. Sold out

Find out the history of the earliest days of rural settlement on a visit to Beulah, an old pioneering farming estate near Appin.

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Sunday 3 May

Perform a song that sells a million copies and you’re on the cover of Rolling Stone. Write a book that sells a million copies and you’re on the New York Times best-seller list. Design a toy that sells over 100 times that amount, and you’re unknown. Toyland invites you to meet the inventors and developers behind the toys of your childhood.

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03.05.15

Friday 8 May

Step back in time to the 1930s and 40s in Sydney when Elizabeth Bay House hosted decadent parties and extravagant social gatherings, and join us for a lavish masked ball!

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Sunday 17 May

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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Sunday 24 May

Pickling, potting and preserving were everyday kitchen duties in colonial households.

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Sunday 31 May

Experience a taste of the country – right at your back door – as we celebrate the bounty of the Autumn Harvest.

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Join experts Brian Fitzgerald and Casey Khik, owners of design store Chee Soon & Fitzgerald, and curator Joanna Nicholas for an exclusive afternoon of conversation about the process of styling the historic interiors
of Elizabeth Bay House.

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Sunday 23 August

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