Celebrate Australia Day

 

Enjoy general entry at concession price to a selection of our historic houses and museums, experience a musical installation and help build a giant LEGO® cruise ship all on Australia Day.

Build a LEGO® cruise ship

Head to Museum of Sydney where only on Australia Day, you can help build a giant cruise ship with LEGO guided by Australia’s only certified LEGO professional, Ryan McNaught. Participation is free and you’ll also go in the draw to win a P&O family cruise. Registration is recommended.

Afterwards, see our current exhibition, Sydney Harbour Icons with LEGO® Bricks at the Museum of Sydney. Bookings are essential. 

Experience the last day of Pleasure Garden at Vaucluse House

Enjoy the final day of our special presentation of Pleasure Garden in partnership with Sydney Festival at Vaucluse House.  Immerse yourself in the beautiful pleasure garden transformed by artist Genevieve Lacey into an interactive instrument that combines 17th century music by Jacob van Eyck with newly composed music. 

Discover Sydney’s story in the city

Join a tour at Susannah Place Museum to discover the stories of the hard working families who lived in The Rocks. Then, make your way to Macquarie Street to visit the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Relax at our historic houses, take a free family tour or get crafty

Join a free family friendly tour and keep the kids busy with crafts throughout the day at Vaucluse House, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Elizabeth Farm and Elizabeth Bay House.  Or treat yourself to a high tea at Vaucluse House Tearooms (reservations essential).

Enjoy concession entry for general admission to the following museums and houses:

Framed piece of embroidery with geometric and other motifs.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize entries closeFriday 3 August 2018

Entries have closed for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with a record number of artists submitting works. Pre-selection of the works takes place soon with the announcement of finalists on Friday 24 August.

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Education

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Group of four women in period costumes in front of sandstone steps.

The Mint

NIDA students in costume at the Barracks & The MintTuesday 14 August 2018

NIDA costume design students were seen modelling the costumes that they designed at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Mint.

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Employment

18/SE032 Senior Digital ProducerMonday 6 August 2018