Children & Family

These school holidays explore Sydney’s fascinating history through fun events, interactive exhibitions and unique museum experiences. 

Enjoy free entry across 10 of our historic houses and museums and half price entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place. View opening hours and more details here.

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Electronic sound workshops

Kids will experience the magic of electronic music production in these fun hands-on workshops. Ages 8–12 

Hyde Park Barracks
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July 10am, 12pm & 2pm
General $15, Members $12
Each ticket includes one free parent/carer

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Free & half price entry

There's plenty to see and do these school holidays with free entry across ten of our historic houses and museums including Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm, Justice & Police Museum, Meroogal, Museum of Sydney and Rose Seidler House, The Mint from Friday 1 July. And enjoy half price entry to Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place from Friday 1 July.

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Exhibitions and Events

  • Walking through a Songline

    Follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters and immerse yourself in a songline in this multi-sensory family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. 

    Museum of Sydney
    Open every day 10am-5pm, Free entry

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  • NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill Estate 16x9

    NAIDOC Week (cancelled)

    Join us on Darug Country at Rouse Hill Estate and take part in a range of family-friendly activities throughout the day including performances, storytelling, weaving and art.

    Rouse Hill Estate, Sunday 10 July, 10am–3pm, Free entry

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Kids’ activities

  • Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ 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 fun activities – spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!

    Hyde Park Barracks
    Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
    Half price entry
    Members enjoy free entry

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  • Justice & Police Museum Kids’ Trail

    Follow the trail and explore the museum to uncover stories of Sydney’s original Water Police station and courts, located at Circular Quay. Complete fun activities to earn your police badge! 

    Justice & Police Museum
    Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am–5pm
    Free entry 

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  • Museum of Sydney Kids' Trail

    Join Sami the explorer and go on an adventure around the Museum of Sydney. Complete all the activities, suitable for kids 5-12 years. 

    Museum of Sydney
    Open every day 10am-5pm, Free entry

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  • Save on membership

    Redeem your $50 Parents NSW voucher when you purchase a membership in person at any of our museums. Enjoy free exclusive experiences, discounts and more.

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Join us

Enjoy fantastic year-round benefits including member-only experiences, access to pre-sales, discounts across our programs including school holidays, cafes and museum shops.

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Fun at home

  • Craft & activities

    Make your own magic lantern, launch a paper plane, and print-out activities.

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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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