Architecture and interiors beyond the everyday
Saturday 29 August 2015 - Sunday 29 November 2015 – Museum of Sydney
View along terrace with view on left, house facade on right.
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Museum of Sydney
Open Today
10AM-5PM
  • Free wifi

See how architectural experimentation and daring can challenge notions of how we should live.

Saturday 25 July 2015 - Sunday 8 November 2015 – Museum of Sydney
Museum of Sydney
Open Today
10AM-5PM
  • Free wifi

Discover the world of Ginger Meggs, Australia’s most popular and longest running comic strip.

Tuesday 14 July 2015 - Thursday 12 November 2015 – Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Next Open Tuesday 01 September 2015
10AM-4PM
In late 19th-century Australia amusements and pastimes for children were generally guided towards instructive and educative play.

Various types of building blocks became popular around this time, but evolved into more sophisticated puzzles and construction toys by the early 20th century. During this era toy buildings designed for children to construct often imitated actual buildings. Construction toys were promoted as a means for children to develop manual skills and dexterity.

Tuesday 14 July 2015 - Thursday 12 November 2015 – Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Next Open Tuesday 01 September 2015
10AM-4PM
do you need modern furniture?

When choosing furniture for the home in the late 1940s and 50s, Australians had a distinct choice: dark, bulky and well upholstered or light, functional and modern.

Justice & Police Museum
Justice & Police Museum
Next Open Saturday 05 September 2015
10AM-5PM

Sydney was once infested by safebreakers. Some were sophisticated specialists like Richard Reynolds, who used the latest technology to crack safes. Others like Kong Lee had a more slap-dash approach – stuff the safe with explosives and hope the neighbours don’t complain about the noise when it blows.

Justice & Police Museum
Justice & Police Museum
Next Open Saturday 05 September 2015
10AM-5PM

Sydney’s first European settlers were criminals – not an auspicious start – and the city has maintained its reputation for breeding some of the world’s hardest, most malevolent and cunning crooks.

Inner city crime & mayhem 1912-1948
Justice & Police Museum
Justice & Police Museum
Next Open Saturday 05 September 2015
10AM-5PM

Curator Peter Doyle describes this exhibition as ‘an intimate, raw and hauntingly beautiful record of the mysterious people and dark places of a Sydney lost’.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Open Today
10AM-5PM

Explore Australia’s convict history at the World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks.

the green architecture of rural Australia
Rouse Hill House & Farm
Rouse Hill House & Farm
Next Open Saturday 05 September 2015
10.30AM-3.30PM

Architects recognize the conservation of energy as a global imperative and are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the creation and maintenance of modern housing.