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.
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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.
Kids in the Kitchen
Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.
Healing land, remembering Country
Healing land, remembering Country, on display at Elizabeth Farm from 14 November, provides an exciting opportunity for Sydney Living Museums to further engage visitors in the Indigenous stories present throughout our sites.
Museum of Sydney Kids’ Trail
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.
Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ Trail
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.
Become a Sydney Living Museums member
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.
Videos for kids
Going to School
What was life like for ordinary working-class children living in the suburbs or on the fringes of Australian cities in the early 1900s? How different or similar was their day to yours? Step into the shoes of the Youngein children, Jim and Dolly, from Susannah Place, Sydney and find out how they lived.