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.

These spring school holidays, check out a range of activities inspired by our museums and exhibitions that you can do at home.

Re-use, recycle and repurpose material on hand to make your own wings or magic lantern. Try recipes inspired by our collections, including refreshing lemonade. Discover what life was like for children attending the Rouse Hill schoolhouse in the 19th century.

With our museums temporarily closed we hope you enjoy the opportunity to do something a little different. 

We'd love to see your creations! Share your images with us on Instagram, tag @sydlivmus #DiscoverSLM

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Craft & Activities

Explore our range of fun craft activities inspired by our museums and stories! Make your own magic lantern, launch a paper plane, 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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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 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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Visitors reading label in front of vehicles on display.


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!

Two children running in garden in front of two storey farmstead building.

School holidays

Summer 2019: school holiday opening hoursTuesday 27 November 2018

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

School holidays

Summer school holiday opening hoursWednesday 6 December 2017

Two little boys dress up in an old court room

Justice & Police Museum

Sydney’s underworld comes to life in 2016Tuesday 29 November 2016

Group seated around candlelit table.

Elizabeth Farm

Tour by candlelight at Elizabeth FarmTuesday 13 September 2016

Visiting a history museum for a tour means you may come with certain expectations, but the nightlight tour at Elizabeth Farm was not what we had expected at all.