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:

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewalThursday 10 January 2019

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum will close on 29 January 2019 for a major renewal project that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site into a world-leading heritage destination.

Two children running in garden in front of two storey farmstead building.

School holidays

Summer 2019: school holiday opening hoursTuesday 27 November 2018

 

When Dickens comes to dinnerMonday 7 January 2019

Hyde Park Barracks

Time stands still at Hyde Park BarracksSunday 23 December 2018

Time is standing still for a while at Hyde Park Barracks, as we’ve allowed the turret clock to wind down for a much needed rest.

Cropped image of street photo shot of two young women.

Museum of Sydney

ABC: street photography exhibit celebrates everyday styleFriday 21 December 2018