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See live-action cartooning, hear quirky stories about Sydney’s landmarks, check out the 'Demolished Sydney' exhibition, then get to work creating your own futuristic skyline!

Join author Hilary Bell and illustrator Matthew Martin, the creative duo behind 'The Marvellous Funambulist of Middle Harbour', for a historical, hysterical rummage through Sydney's stranger stories (ages...
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01/11/2017 at 03:21. Facebook
This Saturday join 2016 Meroogal Women's Art Prize artist Judy Panucci and Sydney Living Museums curator Mel Flyte in the beautiful back garden at Meroogal, to share afternoon tea and hear about the stories and objects of Meroogal that inspired the exhibition pieces.

Complete the afternoon with an exclusive guided tour of all the artworks, hung both inside and outside historic Meroogal...
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01/10/2017 at 05:31. Facebook
Channel your inner villain or detective at the Justice & Police Museum this January!

Attend a mock trial, have your fingerprints taken and snap your own mug shot. What will your criminal alias be?

Don't forget to post your photos to Instagram using the hashtags #justiceandpolicemuseum and #SLMmugshots

Find out more: slm.is/crime

Photo © James Horan for SLM.
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01/09/2017 at 03:36. Facebook
How do you make an octopus laugh? With tentacles (ten tickles)!

Where can you build colourful kinetic sandcastles, play with thousands of LEGO® bricks, and view some dazzling models of our seashores? The Sand in the City exhibition at the Museum of Sydney! Open every day during the school holidays, and entry is free with museum admission.

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The Meroogal Women's Art Prize pays tribute to four generations of women who lived at Meroogal house in Nowra for almost 100 years.

The 2016 exhibition is now on display and showcases the inspirational work of some of NSW's most talented and creative female artists.

Join us for a special twilight tour and see art and history come together at magical Meroogal.

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The Christmas tree at Vaucluse House, a radiata pine, kindly donated by the NSW Forestry Corporation, is 3 metres tall and almost brushes the ceiling of the drawing room! It'll be on display until at least Wednesday 28 December.

From all of us here at Sydney Living Museums we'd like to wish you a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Find out more: slm.is/christmastree

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Can you imagine completing your last minute Christmas shopping in Sydney's own slice of Montmartre?

Rowe Street, once epitomised Sydney's bohemian life from the late 19th Century until the 1970s, when it was demolished to make way for the MLC Centre.

Home to bookstores, tearooms, cafes, bars and European-style fashion stores, with the grand Hotel Australia at one end, Rowe Street was an...
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Sydney’s underworld comes to life this summer!

Open daily Jan 1 -29 and offering new interactive experiences, the Justice & Police Museum is bringing the whole family closer than ever before to the chilling history of sinister Sydney.

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Sydney’s underworld comes to life this Summer!

Open daily 1-29 January and offering new interactive experiences for kids and adults alike, the Justice & Police Museum is bringing the whole family closer than ever before to the chilling history of sinister Sydney.

Step into the shoes of a notorious criminal and take to the stand to plead your innocence, or don a barrister’s wig, and determine...
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Start planning your school holiday fun!

Let little imaginations run wild with exciting programs designed for families to enjoy.

Take a look: slm.is/fun
Juliette Jones is on a mission, to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in her lifetime. The 13-year-old lost her Grandfather to the disease in 2014, and ever since, she and her Mother have been raising money for MND research by selling homemade lemonade.

We're thrilled that Juliette is going to be at our Christmas Fare today, with her stall CSJ leMoNaiD. So buy some refreshing...
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Scoop, sculpt and shape your way through 1.8 tonnes of kinetic sand and dive elbow deep into a pool of 300,000 LEGO® bricks at our fun new exhibition, 'Sand in the City', on now at Museum of Sydney.

Find out more: slm.is/sand

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.
Featuring a collection of original wildflower paintings from the 1890s, this exhibition highlights the partnership of amateur artist Gertrude Lovegrove and botanical collector William Bäuerlen.
The show reveals their ambitious and ultimately unsuccessful endeavour to produce a multi-part publication called 'The wild flowers of New South Wales'.

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'Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney' is on the road, and has just opened at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra!

The exhibition is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years, and explores the design and building of the houses, as well as the experiences of those who live in them.

It's on at the...
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Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney

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Join us next Thursday 15 December in the grounds of the World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks Museums for a special Christmas Fare!

This annual festive event will feature over 40 stalls, offering a hand-picked selection of Sydney's finest produce and artisan wares, as well as a pop-up bar, premium food stalls and live entertainment.

Find out more: slm.is/christmasfare
Alice Adeline Cooke, criminal record number 565LB, 30 December 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW.

Described by police as 'rather good looking', Alice Cooke was a habitual thief and a convicted bigamist, and by the age of 24 had amassed an impressive number of aliases and at least two husbands.

Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912...
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Kelburn is a pastoral property in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.

The original land grant was taken up in 1831 by Scottish settler, Janet Templeton, and Janet’s original two-storey stone farmhouse still stands on the property along with a newer, sprawling, Federation-style brick homestead built around 1904.

The property features a sundial and a gazing globe, a mirrored sphere usually set on...
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Dolly’s ‘Cooking homework book’ is 101 years old.

Jenny (known as Dolly) Youngein lived in Susannah Place at 64 Gloucester Street, where her parents ran the corner shop from 1904.

Dolly’s cooking homework book is a diminutive ruled exercise book, with margins drawn neatly in red ink, containing over 60 pages of recipes, rules and techniques, handwritten by the then 12 year old Dolly.

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Opening Saturday 19 Nov, Museum of Sydney is hosting Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline, from the convict built Commissariat Stores to the city's last island of industry, the Kent Brewery.

Find out more: slm.is/demolishedsydney

Image: Demolition of the tram shed at Bennelong Point, Fairfax Media, 30 December 1958. Fairfax...
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Set within a re-created 1830s garden, blooming with pink china roses, lilies, bougainvillea and wild irises sits Elizabeth Farm. With its deep shady verandahs and elegant symmetry, the cottage is an iconic early colonial bungalow.

Plan your visit today: slm.is/elizabethfarm