Children & Family

From our beautiful historic houses and gardens, to our city museums and programs especially designed for families to enjoy - Sydney Living Museums is the perfect place for imaginations to run wild.

Throughout the year we offer a fantastic range of children and family-friendly programs, exhibitions and events across our 12 museums, including interactive exhibitions, school holiday programs, family house tours, and loads of other fun things to do.

Join us and unlock your imagination today.

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Child feeding animal over wooden fence.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays 2018: opening hoursMonday 19 March 2018

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.

Woman in gardening gear talking to two kids in garden setting.

School holidays

Summer school holiday opening hoursWednesday 6 December 2017

Children walking outside the stables block, Vaucluse House

School holidays

Spring school holiday opening hoursMonday 25 September 2017

Rouse Hill House and Farm

Join the Family Fair fun at Rouse Hill House & FarmTuesday 18 July 2017

Children in hammocks room.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays opening hoursTuesday 4 April 2017

Boy and girl making craft related to homes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Explore our treasury of children’s activities to keep them amused and occupied on rainy days or quiet moments at home. Here you’ll find print-out patterns, quizzes, stories, games and more.

Girl and boy chopping vegetables in the kitchen, Vaucluse House. Photograph © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

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

Online shop

Alphabetical Sydney & Numerical Street
Buy the bundle and save! $40
A to Z of Convicts In Van Diemens Land
2015 Children's Book Council Award winner $45
Shapes of Australia
Bronwyn Bancroft $24.99
All the buildings in Sydney
...that I've drawn so far $29.95