Playing Shop

Do you know how to wrap an egg, weigh out goods on a scale or count in pounds and shillings?

With Playing Shop children become shopkeepers and get behind the counter of Susannah Place Museum’s re-created c1915 corner shop.

Activities include: 

  • Using an old-fashioned shop scale
  • Packaging up goods, including making a paper cone for the lollies you’ll be taking home
  • Filling an order and making a ‘delivery’
  • Writing up orders on a slate board
  • Creating your own dolly peg shopkeeper 

Suitable for ages 5+

Additional information

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In the program some parts of the houses will be visited, however full guided tours of the museum are available at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm at an additional cost on the day. 

Bookings essential

Book online or call SLM Bookings on 02 8239 2211

General (adults+children) $20
Members (adults+children) $15

Suitable only for ages 5+.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. All children and adults must purchase a ticket.


When & Where

TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2019 9.30AM–11AM & 11.15AM–12.45PM

THURSDAY 18 APRIL 2019 9.30AM–11AM & 11.15AM–12.45PM

TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2019 9.30AM–11AM & 11.15AM–12.45PM

Susannah Place Museum

58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
+612 9241 1893

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