Summer school holiday fun

 

School holidays are almost here, but don’t panic! We have some great ideas for you and your children.

Children can make a cooling ice tea at Elizabeth Farm or Vaucluse House, learn to decorate and throw a boomerang at Rouse Hill House & Farm, make butterflies at Elizabeth Bay House or play at being a bushranger at Justice & Police Museum. Get creative with a fun ceramics workshop at Meroogal, become a funambulist at Museum of Sydney or unlock the secrets of our house museums on tailored family tours.

Find out more and book your holiday fun today.


 

Summer holiday opening hours

Saturday 24 December 2016 – Sunday 29 January 2017

LOCATION

OPENING DAYS

OPENING TIMES

Elizabeth Farm

Daily, 1-29 January
Closed 25-27 December

10am – 4pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Daily
Closed 25 December

10am – 5pm

Museum of Sydney

Daily
Closed 25 December

10am – 5pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Daily, 1-29 January
Closed 25-27 December

10am – 4pm

Susannah Place Museum

Daily
Closed 25 December

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

Vaucluse House

Daily, 1-29 January
Closed 25 December

10am – 4pm

Elizabeth Bay House

Friday to Sunday
Closed 25 December

10am – 4pm

Justice & Police Museum

Saturdays and Sundays in December
Daily, 1-29 January
Closed 25 December

10am – 5pm

Meroogal

Thursday to Saturday, 1-29 January
Closed 24-25 December

10am – 4pm

Rose Seidler House

Sundays
Closed 25 December

10am – 4pm

The Mint

Monday to Friday
Closed 26-28 December and 2 January

9am – 5pm

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.

Volunteers

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

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.

News

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.