Children & Family
Discover both onsite and online experiences to enjoy as a family these Autumn school holidays. View our Autumn school opening hours here.
Explore this page for events and workshops, our latest family exhibitions, and craft activities and recipes to create at home.
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Who goes here? drop-in activity
10am–3pm, Hyde Park Barracks on the follow dates:
Opening weekend: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 April
School holidays: Thursday-Sunday. 8–18 April
Then every weekend, 24 April–30 May
Kids and adults can experience Fiona Hall’s major new site-specific installation, Who goes here? at the Hyde Park Barracks, through specially designed activities that explore the themes of the artwork.
Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ Trail
Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, closed Good Friday, 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.
Museum of Sydney Kids’ Trail
Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, Museum of Sydney. Available from 3 April.
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.
Craft & Activities
Explore our treasury of children’s activities inspired by our museums and stories with new kids activities - Fairy fortune teller and make your own butterfly.
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.
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.
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!