Thursday 28 May

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Friday 29 May

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Saturday 30 May

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

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 Bryan 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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Thursday 4 June

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Friday 5 June

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Saturday 6 June – Monday 8 June 2015

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Sydney Living Museums and Archikidz invite kids of all ages – to come PLAY at Vivid! 

On the June long weekend Archikidz will transform Hyde Park Barracks courtyard into a new vibrant, green city PLAY[ground].  

Saturday 6 June

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Sunday 7 June

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Celebrate Vivid Sydney with free evening entry to the Museum of Sydney

From 22 May until 8 June, we will host an enthralling light installation by famed artist and architect Joe Snell, as part of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the world.

Come down from 5pm onwards each night during Vivid Sydney to view this spectacle of light, energy and movement. The light installation portrays the ups and downs, twists and turns of fortune experienced by all Australians in the so-called ‘Lucky Country’.

Sunday 14 June

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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Saturday 20 June

Whether by accident or design, Elizabeth Bay House was built in direct alignment with the sun’s rays on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, creating a magnificent display as the sun rises over the horizon.

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Sunday 21 June

Whether by accident or design, Elizabeth Bay House was built in direct alignment with the sun’s rays on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, creating a magnificent display as the sun rises over the horizon.

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Sunday 28 June

Is Michael White the most famous person you’ve never heard of? See Gracie Otto’s entertaining, star-studded portrait of the man who brought to the stage Oh! Calcutta! and The Rocky Horror Show, produced Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, and introduced Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch and Yoko Ono to British audiences, irrevocably shaping the cultural scene of 1970s London.

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Tuesday 30 June

Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Wednesday 1 July

Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Thursday 2 July

Make a toy theatre and stick puppets for your very own puppet show.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Make a toy theatre and stick puppets for your very own puppet show.

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Tuesday 7 July

Learn how to sew by hand by creating your own toy monster softie to take home at this workshop designed for both boys and girls.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Wednesday 8 July

Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Thursday 9 July

Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Tuesdays 30 June & 7 July, Wednesdays 1, 8 July & Thursdays 2, 9 July 11am - 2pm

Drop in and be inspired by the past residents of our places such as convicts, soldiers and servants. Make a finger puppet or bring in a sock to create your own hand puppet.

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Make a toy theatre and stick puppets for your very own puppet show.

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Friday 10 July

Be inspired by the stories of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and create your own claymation animation.

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Saturday 11 July

Celebrate NAIDOC week at Rouse Hill House & Farm and join local Darug elders as they share stories and their cultural knowledge of traditional woodcarving.

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Sunday 19 July

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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Saturday 25 July

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Join us for two days of play, entertainment and creativity as we celebrate ‘Toys Through Time’ at our Toy Festival.

Pack a picnic and bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a weekend of fun for all ages!

Ride a billycart down the historic Old Windsor Road, jump on a mini train, meet our roving stilt performers, Madame Absynthe and Mr Farthing, and try your hand at kite flying.

Sunday 26 July

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Join us for two days of play, entertainment and creativity as we celebrate ‘Toys Through Time’ at our Toy Festival.

Pack a picnic and bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a weekend of fun for all ages!

Ride a billycart down the historic Old Windsor Road, jump on a mini train, meet our roving stilt performers, Madame Absynthe and Mr Farthing, and try your hand at kite flying.

The Bicentennial calls to mind tall ships in Sydney Harbour and the royal visit, but not far away, the March for Justice, Freedom and Hope took place. It was the largest protest march since the Vietnam Moratorium, with over 30,000 Aboriginal people reminding us that white Australia has a black history. 88 is a landmark film about the remarkable (too often forgotten) events of January 1988.

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Sunday 2 August

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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Sunday 23 August

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

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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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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