Summer school holiday opening hours

 

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

Handwritten letter with handwritten envelope on top.

Meroogal

Armistice Day: ‘the bells are ringing’Friday 9 November 2018

In early November 1918, Australians knew that the end of World War I was imminent and that an armistice was about to be signed between Germany and the Allies. After some false reports and premature peace rejoicings, the armistice was finally signed in France at 5am on Monday 11 November and came into effect at 11am Paris time. Reverend Tom Thorburn, Presbyterian minister, described how events unfolded in a letter written a few days later to his sister Tot Thorburn at Meroogal in Nowra.

 

Zesty flavoursThursday 8 November 2018

 

A taste of Rose Seidler’s recipesThursday 25 October 2018

Group in outdoor setting looking at archway conservation.

 

Conservation in actionWednesday 24 October 2018

On Tuesday 23 October the SLM Foundation hosted a special behind-the-scenes talk for donors on the restoration work happening at Vaucluse House to preserve the colonial segmented arched courtyard gateway.

Black and white photograph of exterior.

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House arch works beginFriday 19 October 2018

Essential maintenance work has begun to ensure the longevity of this significant architectural feature of Vaucluse House.