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.

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News

Girl dressed as convict carrying bricks.

Donors

Thank you to donorsFriday 24 August 2018

Large gathering in garden around wooden house, surrounded by white picket fence.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018 – finalists announcedWednesday 22 August 2018

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

Close view of pies on checked cloth.

Christmas

Food hacks for the Christmas tableTuesday 12 December 2017

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

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