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.
Rouse Hill Estate
Play along with us: House Music at Your HouseMonday 17 August 2020
We invite you to join us in a new musical experiment, bringing the music of the 19th century into the 21st century. We’ve delved into the hundreds of popular songs that survive in the collection at Rouse Hill Estate and we’ve also asked some brilliant musicians to help you explore these pieces of music from their homes and in our historic houses.
Hyde Park Barracks
Commemorating the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park BarracksMonday 31 August 2020
On Sunday 30 August 2020 the Annual Famine Commemoration was held at The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park Barracks.