Discover hidden histories through play, craft and fun games these school holidays.

Children can join The Rebellion! at Rouse Hill House & Farm, discover the stories of Convict Pirates at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and Explore, Navigate and More! at Vaucluse House. 

Help the Macarthurs plan their Great Escape at Elizabeth Farm and become a little archaeologist as we Dig Up the Past at Meroogal.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with local Darug elders at Rouse Hill House & Farm. Watch demonstrations of traditional woodcarving, take part in animal-drawing workshop using ochre and learn about native animals with Taronga Zoo mobile.

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Remeber, to make the most of the holidays, many of our museums and historic houses have extended opening hours


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The great escape!

Girls in caps.
Girls in caps. Photograph © James Horan

It’s 1804 and there is word of a convict uprising at Vinegar Hill.

Explore, Navigate and More!

Children with compass
Children with compass Photograph © James Horan

In the spirit of Mr Wentworth’s Blue Mountains expedition, you are invited to an orienteering event at the Vaucluse House estate.


Children in a school room
Children in the school room. Photograph © James Horan

It’s 1804 and there’s trouble brewing out on Vinegar Hill.

Convict Pirates

Children in hats
Children in hats Photograph © James Horan

Find out about the antics of the Greek pirates who were transported as convicts to New South Wales.