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.
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!
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.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays during the school holidays
10am, 12pm, 2pm Children’s tour – A Servant’s Life 11am, 1pm, 3pm Macleay family tour
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.
Thursday to Saturday in the school holidays 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
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.
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.
Sundays in the school holidays 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm