Family-friendly tours of our house museums

These school holidays, unlock the secrets of our house museums with tailored tours for children and families  included with museum entry.

 

Free with museum entry

Wednesday 21 December 2016 – Sunday 29 January 2017 (excluding Christmas Day)

See specific days & times for each house museum below


 

Two kids on wooden stairs
Kids on the back stairs of 64 Gloucester Street, Susannah Place Museum. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours at Susannah Place Museum

Join us every Sunday in January for a tour especially for children and families.  Discover what it was like to be a child living in these small houses, their chores, fun and family pets.

When

Every Sunday in January 2017
3pm & 4pm

Max 10 people per tour, bookings are advised: Ph (02) 9241 1893

Where

Susannah Place Museum

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge


 

Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm
Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours at Elizabeth Farm

Take a family tour of Elizabeth Farm to unlock the stories of this historic farmstead. Go back in time and be a convict servant for the Macarthurs or do the washing just as they did in the 1800s. Afterwards explore the house and abundant garden at your own leisure.

When

11am, 1pm:     Children’s tour – Meet the servants

12pm, 2pm:     House & garden tour for all ages

3pm:                Highlights Tour

Where

Elizabeth Farm

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge

 


 

Man holding child feeding a horse
Saying hello to the Rouse Hill House & Farm horses. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours of Rouse Hill House & Farm

Head to the farm these holidays and find out about the fascinating history of Rouse Hill House & Farm! Take a farmyard tour to explore the stables and meet the chooks, ‘Pudding’ the cow and our horses Spirit and Larry. Ring the school house bell and explore the 19th century school room with its animal specimens, piano and blackboard. There’s plenty to see and do!

When

Daily in the school holidays

11am:  Family farmyard tour - Meet the animals!

12pm:  Rouse Hill House tour for all ages

1pm:    Children’s Ring the bell! School house tour

2pm:    Rouse Hill House tour for all ages

3pm:    Rouse Hill House highlight tour 

Where

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge


 

Two women & baby in the entrance hall
In the entrance hall, Elizabeth Bay House. Photo © Stuart Miller & Hayley Richardson for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours at Elizabeth Bay House

Explore Elizabeth Bay House and learn how the servants spent their days in A Servant’s life tour.  Discover the hidden servants’ quarters and read the Rules for Servants before seeing how difficult it is to obey them all! Or take the Macleay Family Tour to find out what life was like over a century ago.

Each tour last approximately 30-40 minutes.

When

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays during the school holidays

10am, 12pm, 2pm Children’s tour – A Servant’s Life
11am, 1pm, 3pm Macleay family tour

Where

Elizabeth Bay House

Included with museum entry 
Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge

Girl leaning in window
Meroogal. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours at Meroogal

Explore the historic house Meroogal in Nowra during a family- friendly tour. Uncover the stories of the house and then gets hands-on and try out some 19th century 3D and sound technology; pump water from the well, and play outside games.

When

Thursday to Saturday in the school holidays
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Where

Meroogal 

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge


 

Girl and boy looking through the windows at Vaucluse House
Girl and boy looking through the windows at Vaucluse House. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours of Vaucluse House

Fun focus tours are held every day in the school holidays and are included in entry price. Join a Meet the Servants children’s tour to hear about some of the many servants who worked at Vaucluse House and estate, and learn some of their daily duties.  Find out what they ate, where they slept and worked, and then try some of their work in the house! Or take the Wentworth Family Tour for a full Vaucluse House tour including the cellars, animals and kitchen garden.

Each tour last approximately 40 minutes.

When

Daily in the school holidays

10am, 12pm, 2pm: Servants Tour

11am, 1pm, 3pm: Wentworth Family Tour

Where

Vaucluse House

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge


 

Exterior of Rose Seidler House
Exterior of Rose Seidler House. Photo © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums

Family tours of Rose Seidler House

Go back to the fifties and imagine what it would be like to live in Rose Seidler House – the most talked-about house in Sydney. Join a family-focused tour of the house to learn what all the fuss was about. Afterwards, kids are invited to use the free drawing materials to create a modernist-inspired artwork to take home.

When

Sundays in the school holidays
10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Where

Rose Seidler House

Included with museum entry

Adult: $12; Concession: $8; Family: $30; Members: Free of charge; Children under 5 years: Free of charge