Children & Family

In line with recent NSW Government announcements, all Sydney Living Museums properties will close to the public from Saturday 26 June until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. For more information visit our COVID update page.

Discover both onsite and online 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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Craft & Activities

Explore our range of fun craft activities inspired by our museums and stories! Discover our latest family tree activity inspired by new exhibition Walking through a Songline or make your own magic lantern.

Plus find other 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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Events & Exhibitions

Museum of Sydney Kids’ Trail

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Museum of Sydney. Photo © Anna Kucera / James Horan Photography Pty Ltd for Sydney Living Museums.

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, Museum of Sydney.

Uncover stories from the site of the first Government House in our new Museum of Sydney trail. Kids can experience the museum following Sami the intrepid explorer. Discover the archaeology underfoot and ‘measure up’ to see how you would fit below deck on a First Fleet ship.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Included in general admission, members receive free entry.

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Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ Trail

Children at Hyde Park Barracks
Children at Hyde Park Barracks. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, Hyde Park Barracks

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks and discover what life was like for the many people who stayed here. Kids can explore the museum during the school holidays with a new tailored audio guide and activity trail. Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there. Listen for clues and complete some activities as you move through the museum - spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!  

Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years. Included in general admission, members receive free entry.

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Become a Sydney Living Museums member

Family in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Continue the fun for the whole family by becoming a Sydney Living Museums member! From $135, our Member + One membership provides free entry to explore our properties, museums and exhibitions for free including Enchanted Valley on now at the Museum of Sydney for you, one extra adult and up to four children. You’ll also enjoy a 20% discount on all events and other great benefits. 

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Hyde Park Barracks

Kids’ activity trails now availableThursday 3 June 2021

Vaucluse House

School holidays

Summer 2021: opening hoursMonday 7 December 2020

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Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

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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.