Children & Family

Discover both online and onsite experiences to enjoy as a family. Explore this page for events and workshops, our latest family exhibitions, and craft activities and recipes to create at home. 

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Sydney Festival 2021


Craft & Activities

Explore our treasury of children’s activities inspired by our museums and stories. Here you’ll find print-out activities, art projects and more.

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Kids in the Kitchen

Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.

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Online shop

How Ships Work
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History
Snakes & Ladders
Sydney Ferry Wooden Toy 12 Piece Set



Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2021: opening hoursMonday 7 December 2020

Explore our museums and make the most of your summer holidays.

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Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

Older woman in front of exhibition display.


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.

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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!