See what’s new across our channels, look up activities to do at home with the family, including in the kitchen and the garden, explore our properties and our collections online, and settle in for some good long reads.
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Discover SLM: talk series
Every Tuesday, 4pm–4.30pm, free via zoom
Join Sydney Living Museums curatorial team as they discuss their current research in this relaxed online talk series. Each week a different curator will tackle subjects ranging from architecture to cookery.
Spring Harvest Online
Thursdays 30 September-28 October, 4pm–4.30pm, free via zoom
Each week artisan food producers, educators and foragers will share original seasonal recipes in our weekly online program of live food demonstrations.
From the Collection
Francis Burke textiles
A new book on designer Francis Burke (1904–1994) explores her career as a textile designer, manufacturer, retailer and businesswoman.
Rose Seidler recipe collection
Recently translated from the original German, recipes kept by Rose Seidler provide valuable insight into her culinary heritage and Austrian identity.
SLM in 3D
A project to capture 3D scans of all Sydney Living Museums properties will greatly assist conservation work and create exciting new interpretation opportunities far into the future.
As the weather warms up, make some refreshing lemonade to enjoy at home or take to a picnic. This simple recipe requires only water, sugar and lemons!
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
Craft & activities
School holiday craft
Enjoy craft and other activities at home during the school holidays, inspired by our exhibitions and museums.
Collected: Sydney Living Museums acquisitions
This new exhibition brings together an intriguing selection of objects and creative works acquired for our museums and research collections, that bring new perspectives and add texture to our heritage places and their stories.
How to Move a Zoo
This new interactive children’s exhibition tells the amazing story of how a menagerie of Sydney’s favourite animals travelled from Moore Park Zoo to their new purpose-built home at Taronga Zoological Park in 1916.
COVID-19 updateFriday 25 June 2021
In line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Sydney Living Museums will close to the public from Saturday 26 June to Friday 9 July (inclusive) to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the state.
Conservation in action: Rum Hospital's verandah and columnsThursday 9 September 2021
Structural repairs and conservation of the timber verandah and columns of the former ‘Rum Hospital’