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

On the Move explores the evolution of transportation through a distinctively Australian lens. Visitors are introduced to local transport trailblazers, including the inspiring Lennie Gwyther, who at nine years old rode his pony alone from country Victoria to attend the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. On the exhibition’s opening weekend we were thrilled to welcome Lennie’s younger sister, Beryl Ferrier, to the museum. Beryl generously shared some family stories with staff, recalling the hubbub in the household during the preparations for Lennie’s departure. On his return, Lennie said his trip was ‘no big deal’ and described Sydney as a ‘bonza town’.

Curated by SLM’s Mel Flyte and brought to life with vibrant illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, On the Move is full of hands‑on activities. Children can create their own future vehicles from LEGO®, construct and fly a paper plane, tinker in the mechanic’s shop, and truckloads more!

On the Move is supported by partner AMP Capital and supporting partner Grosvenor Place.

Drawing room at Vaucluse House.

Conservation

How to manage mould in our homesMonday 21 March 2022

To help you manage mould at home, we’re sharing insights into how we manage mould in our house museums and some tips you can use to tackle mould at your house. 

Vaucluse House Tearooms kitchen

 

Estate Vaucluse House kitchen upgradeTuesday 21 September 2021

Exterior of white-painted two storey building with verandahs.

 

Conservation in action: Rum Hospital's verandah and columnsThursday 9 September 2021

Structural repairs and conservation of the timber verandah and columns of the former ‘Rum Hospital’

Looking over a pair of sandstone turrets towards treetops and garden.

Conservation

Conservation in Action: Vaucluse House turrets completeFriday 19 March 2021

After an extraordinary few months we have completed the re-construction of the stone turrets at Vaucluse House.

Pieces of cut and shaped sandstone on ground.

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Conservation in action: The turret stone has arrived! Wednesday 2 December 2020

We were very excited to receive the beautiful new replacement stone for the turrets at Vaucluse House this week.