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.

And if you’re looking for a bite to eat there are options aplenty at our beautiful venues.

We also have a great variety of school holiday programs and workshops taking place across our museums - book now

We’d love to see you at our place these holidays.


Houses and museums opening hours

Summer School Holidays

Saturday 16 December 2017 – Sunday 28 January 2018

All museums are closed on Christmas Day

Location

Opening Days

Opening Times

Elizabeth Bay House

Friday to Sunday

10am – 4pm

Elizabeth Farm

Wed to Sun until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 Jan – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

10am – 5pm

Justice & Police Museum

Saturday and Sunday

10am – 5pm

Meroogal

Saturdays only until 30 Dec 2017
Thu to Sat from 4 Jan – 27 Jan

10am – 4pm

Museum of Sydney

Daily
Closed Christmas Day 

10am – 5pm

Rose Seidler House

Sunday

10am – 4pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm

Wed to Sun until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 Jan – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

Susannah Place Museum

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

2pm – 5pm

The Mint

Monday to Friday
(closed on public holidays)

9am – 5pm

Vaucluse House

Daily
Closed Christmas Day

10am – 4pm


Cafe trading days

Location

Opening Days

Opening Times

Elizabeth Farm Tearoom

Weekends only until 2 Jan 2018
Daily from 3 – 28 Jan
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

10am – 4pm

The Bakehouse at Hyde Park Barracks Museums

Open daily

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

10am – 4pm

Vaucluse House Tearooms

Open daily

Closed Christmas Day

Weekdays 10am – 4.30pm
Weekends 8am – 4.30pm

The Governor’s Kitchen

Open daily

Coffee cart open Friday 22 December to Tuesday 2 January (restaurant will be closed during this period)

Open daily for breakfast and lunch

COFFEE CART:
Weekdays 10am – 5pm
Weekends 9am – 5pm

SIDA catalogue 1955

Collections

SIDA Archive At CSL&RCWednesday 4 March 2020

The papers of the Society of Interior Designers of Australia (SIDA), 1963-2016, are now available at the CSL&RC. Discover more through the SIDA Finding Aid available online.

Older woman in front of exhibition display.

Exhibition

Family connectionMonday 2 March 2020

One of the first visitors to our new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney had a more personal connection than most.

Visitors reading label in front of vehicles on display.

Collections

Uncover the collection: Museums Discovery CentreMonday 2 March 2020

With free entry every weekend, interactive and educational programs for children of all ages during the school holidays, community events throughout the year, and a range of tours available, the Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) offers something for everyone!

Man with artwork of gravel in shapes of broad arrow and emu prints on darker gravel with barracks window behind.

 

Q&A: Jonathan JonesMonday 2 March 2020

The artist’s major new installation at the Hyde Park Barracks inspires visitors to consider the dual history of this important site.

Scan from photo print

Hyde Park Barracks

Rats the 'first curators' at Hyde Park Barracks: ABC NewsThursday 20 February 2020