Spring school holiday opening hours


Head to our place this Spring for an exciting school holiday program set across our houses and museums.

Bake damper, churn butter and play colonial games at Elizabeth Farm, dress up in costume and reinact a story from the past at Rouse Hill House & Farm, or enter the world of Alice in Wonderland at Meroogal. At many of our other properties there are special family-friendly tours, and lots lots more! 

You can find a full listing of our kid’s events on our Children & Family page slm.is/fun






Elizabeth Farm

Daily - including public holiday Monday

10.30am – 3.30pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Daily - including public holiday Monday

10am – 5pm

Museum of Sydney

Daily - including public holiday Monday

10am – 5pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Daily - including public holiday Monday

10.30am – 3.30pm

Susannah Place Museum

Daily - including public holiday Monday

2pm – 5pm (museum accessible by guided tour only at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)

Vaucluse House

Daily – including public holiday Monday

11am – 4pm

Elizabeth Bay House

Friday to Sunday – plus public holiday Monday

11am – 4pm

Justice & Police Museum

Saturday and Sunday

10am – 5pm


Thursday to Saturday

10.30am – 3.30pm

Rose Seidler House


11am – 4pm

The Mint

Monday to Friday - closed public holiday Monday

9am – 5pm


See more Children & Family

Promo image for school holiday programs with kids dressed in warm gear in outdoor setting.

School holidays

Winter School Holidays 2018: opening hoursTuesday 12 June 2018

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

Woman in red shirt outside glass entrance to museum building.


Exhibition Volunteer opportunity: Museum of SydneyMonday 18 June 2018

Do you love interacting with people? Would you love to be a museum ambassador and gain hands-on experience in the museum environment? We’re looking for Museum Volunteers to join our team and play a role in engaging with visitors in our museums.

Brianna Library Research


Colonial CaledonianFriday 15 June 2018

A new short film, ‘Colonial Caledonian’, follows Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, on her exploration of early Scottish sheet music held in SLM’s collections.

Bearded man in workshop with bucket.


Centuries-old cooper’s craft proves evergreenThursday 14 June 2018

Our video of sixth generation cooper, George Smithwick, has proved our most popular on YouTube, with over half a million views.