Sunday 16 August

chickens on the grass in front of Rouse Hill House Sold out

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


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.


Saturday 22 August


Explore the beautiful night sky during National Science Week.

Sunday 23 August

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.


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

Friday 28 August


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.


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 …


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