Family Friendly Tours of our house museums


Bring the family to visit our historic houses museums these school holidays and join in special children & family tours – for FREE with museum entry. 


All tours take place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and last approximately 30 mins. 

Please check individual museum pages for opening hours.


Admission prices are Adults $8, Children/ Concession $4, Family $17, Members free.


Elizabeth Bay House

Join a ‘A Servant’s Life’ or ‘Macleay family’ tour of Elizabeth Bay House and then make, draw and take home your own artwork.

Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. Here, there are no barriers, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments – you’re allowed to pull the bell rope, climb on the bed and relax in the Drawing Room. Join one of our family friendly tours and then roll up your sleeves in the courtyard to help out with the laundry. Finish with a picnic in the garden or indulge in a delicious lunch or Devonshire tea in the Elizabeth Farm tearoom. Elizabeth Farm is open daily during school holidays.

Rose Seidler House

Take the children ‘back to the 50s’ at iconic Rose Seidler House to enjoy a viewing of the modernist house for the family. Bring your picnic to enjoy in the bushland setting and there are art supplies for your kids to draw and colour.

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Bring your family to Rouse Hill House & Farm and select from a range of family friendly tours. Join a farm yard tour where you’ll meet the chooks, ‘Pudding’ the cow and say hello to our horses. Or take a tour of the 19th century school house and ring the school bell. Rouse Hill House and Farm is open daily during school holidays.

Vaucluse House

Visit Vaucluse House during the school holidays and join a family friendly tour to ‘meet the servants’ or learn more about the Wentworths who once lived here. Vaucluse House is open daily during school holidays.


If you’re visiting the South Coast these school holidays, drop into Meroogal in Nowra to take a family friendly tour. Meroogal is open for extended hours from Thursday – Saturday during the Spring school holidays.

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Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

In response to recent developments with COVID-19, Sydney Living Museums is closing all historic houses and museums effective Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Click here for further information about the potential impact of COVID-19.

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Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2020 entries now openTuesday 7 April 2020

Sydney Living Museums is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000. This year, SLM is waiving the artist entry fee to make the prize as accessible as possible at a time when support and kindness are most needed.

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Hyde Park Barracks

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