Find a weekly summary of 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, and settle in for some good long reads.
This week's focus:
With a flavourful feast of stories about food and cooking across our museums and historic houses, we invite you to sink your teeth into some of our favourite recipes and stories in our celebration of food this week!
A treasure trove of cookery books
Through most of the nineteenth century, Rouse Hill House was the social hub of the district. Discover some of the Rouse family's surviving cookery books dating between 1850s and the 1950s.
Curious kitchen object
Can you guess what this curious kitchen object would have been used for?
Kids in the kitchen
Check our our wonderful range of kid-friendly recipes that delighted families for generations!
Baked carrot pudding
Treat yourself to this delicious baked carrot pudding, a much-loved recipe in Emma Rouse's 1863 edition of The book of household management.
Watch & listen
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.
Online jigsaw puzzles
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
The convicts’ vegetable garden
According to Governor Macquarie’s Government and General Orders, 1st May, 1819, it was intended that convicts would raise their own vegetables in a dedicated kitchen garden.
What did the convicts eat?
Discover the types of food the convicts living at the Hyde Park Barracks would’ve eaten.
Artist in Residence
To celebrate our first artist in residence at The Mint, Dr Lisa Cooper, we’re excited to launch our #InspiredByNature competition for your chance to win a custom-made floral artwork by Dr Lisa Cooper.
Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020
Sydney Living Museums is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2020 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000.
A Thousand Words exhibition
‘A picture tells a thousand words.’ This adage is the inspiration for an innovative new exhibition we've just launched in which the public becomes the curator.
Eat Your History book
Enjoyed these stories and recipes? Discover forgotten tastes and treasures from our historic kitchens in the delightful Eat your history book by Jacqui Newling. Visually rich and featuring over 40 recipes, the book dishes up stories and recipes from Australian kitchens and dining rooms from 1788 up to the 1950s.
For a limited time, receive an exclusive Susannah Place tea towel valued at $9.95 when you purchase our Eat your history book $49.99, shipping additional.
SLM members receive a 10% discount, shipping additional.