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When it comes to school holiday fun, you’re spoilt for choice!

Create a LEGO® masterpiece at Rouse Hill House & Farm, muck in and get the chores done at Vaucluse House, build a giant sandcastle at the Museum of Sydney or be a bushranger at the Justice & Police Museum.

Tickets are selling fast, so book now to secure your spot in one of our many exciting school holiday programs.
When it comes to school holiday fun you’re spoilt for choice

Top winter picks for kids!

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06/26/2017 at 03:03. Facebook
**Now in its final week**
Don’t miss your chance to see a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers. Museum of Sydney exhibits finalists of the Head On Photo Awards across Portrait, Mobile and Student categories.

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#HeadOn17 Part of @HeadOnPhotoFest

Photo: Head On Portrait Prize 2017, Sami Parkkinen, ‘Arvi’. Courtesy Head On...
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Now in its final week Dont miss your chance to see a

Head On Photo Awards 2017

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06/24/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
The final theme for #MuseumWeek is Heritage. Sydney Living Museums’ most important role is preserving and caring for its portfolio of 12 historic houses and museums. This also includes the historic gardens and grounds of nine of these; ranging from the extensive grounds of Vaucluse House and Rouse Hill House & Farm to the tiny backyards of Susannah Place. A week with our Gardens team shows...
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The final theme for MuseumWeek is Heritage Sydney Living Museums most important

In good hands

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06/23/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Hyde Park Barracks is World Heritage-listed for its convict history, however did you know that the Barracks also played an integral role in Australian immigration?

In 1848, the Barracks was transformed to house Sydney’s Female Immigration Depot. For 38 years it provided temporary shelter and a safe haven for an estimated 40,000 immigrant women, some accompanied by their children. The...
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Hyde Park Barracks is World Heritagelisted for its convict history however did

40,000 women and the dormitory experience

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06/23/2017 at 06:50. Facebook
Join Tim Ross, modernism aficionado and media personality, at the Museum of Sydney as he reflects on his popular live show Man About the House.

Man About The Show is Tim’s personal reflection of his experiences travelling across Australia and around the globe singing, joking and speaking seriously about his love of Australian Modernism in famous and significant houses, festivals and museums...
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Join Tim Ross modernism aficionado and media personality at the Museum of

Man About the Show

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06/23/2017 at 05:17. Facebook
The highly anticipated, Rouse Hill House & Farm in LEGO® Bricks, opens TOMORROW!

Don't miss your chance to see Rouse Hill estate made entirely from LEGO® bricks. Children young and old can get hands on and build a masterpiece of their own, before taking a tour of the house, exploring the grounds and experiencing the fascinating legacy of six generations of the Rouse family who once lived on...
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The highly anticipated Rouse Hill House Farm in LEGO® Bricks opens TOMORROW
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06/22/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Today’s #MuseumWeek theme is Stories. Our houses and museums are packed to the rafters with stories of all kinds, with more being uncovered and discovered all the time. This one is about Ada Gallagher and her family who lived at 52 Gloucester Street in The Rocks, now part of Susannah Place Museum.

In 1914, at the outbreak of war, Ada Gallagher saw her three beloved sons Frank, Fred and...
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Todays MuseumWeek theme is Stories Our houses and museums are packed to

Ada Gallagher’s war: ‘just a few lines …’

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06/21/2017 at 07:45. Facebook
It's #MuseumWeek and today's theme is music - a great opportunity to revisit a magical concert held at Elizabeth Bay House earlier this year in collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Here and There: Music at Home in Sydney and London, 1830–1845 contrasted the musical soundscape of colonial Sydney with that of cosmopolitan London. During the concert, soprano Nyssa Milligan...
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Its MuseumWeek and todays theme is music a great opportunity to revisit

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Che Faro Senza Euridice from Orfeo

‘Che Faro Senza Euridice’ from Orfeo (n.d.), Christoph Willibald Gluck. Performed by Nyssa Milligan (voice) and Katrina Faulds (piano). On 28 March 2017, con...

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06/21/2017 at 06:14. Facebook
Early risers to our annual #Wintersolstice were rewarded with a truly spectacular sunrise this morning!

Whether by accident or design, Elizabeth Bay House was built in direct alignment with the sun’s rays on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, creating a magnificent display as the sun rises over the horizon.

Wrap up and join us tomorrow before dawn to experience this special...
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Early risers to our annual Wintersolstice were rewarded with a truly spectacular
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06/21/2017 at 00:13. Facebook
The Museums Discovery Centre is having a free open weekend this Sat 24 and Sun 25 June. Explore behind the scenes of the collections of Sydney Living Museums, Australian Museum and Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences as well as enjoy a packed program of family entertainment. Register for tickets at the link below.
The Museums Discovery Centre is having a free open weekend this Sat

Free Museum Weekend at Museums Discovery Centre

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The Luna Park Chess Set by Sydney artist Peter Kingston playfully celebrates Sydney’s historic and much-loved fun park.

The colourful chess pieces depict major features of the fun park. The pawns are laughing clowns and kewpie dolls; castles are depicted as historic rides; knights feature the characters Popeye and Crazy Crooners driving dodgem cars; the red team’s king is Luna Park’s famous...
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The Luna Park Chess Set by Sydney artist Peter Kingston playfully celebrates

A game of chess anyone?

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Every day, we are lucky to have our resident gastronomer Jacqui Newling, rediscovering delicious culinary delights from our archives and collections.

To celebrate #MuseumWeek we want to share one of Jacqui’s favourite recipes – ‘Mrs Nisbett’s ginger cake’, an original recipe recorded in a re-purposed ledger book by third generation Meroogal resident, Helen Macgregor in the early...
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Every day we are lucky to have our resident gastronomer Jacqui Newling

Signature dishes | The Cook and the Curator | Sydney Living Museums

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Morning swimmers, Nugget and Jill, explain why Palm Beach is the most idyllic place in the world… Just another reason the Sydney seaside is good for both body and soul.

A sneak peek at Museum of Sydney’s ‘hands-on’ exhibition, Sand in the City. CLOSING SOON! Plan your visit: slm.is/sand

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Join our celebration of NAIDOC Week and local Darug culture at Rouse Hill House & Farm. Be part of the smoking ceremony and welcome to country from 10.15am and afterwards take part in a range of family-friendly activities.

Connect with the land through ochre painting with artist Leanne Watson, try your hand at throwing a boomerang and learn how to speak the Darug language. See performances...
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Join our celebration of NAIDOC Week and local Darug culture at Rouse

Songlines: our languages matter

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Whether by accident or design, Elizabeth Bay House was built in direct alignment with the sun’s rays on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, creating a magnificent display as the sun rises over the horizon. Over two mornings (21 and 22 June), wrap up warm and arrive before dawn to admire this special phenomenon, presented by Sydney Observatory's Curator of Astronomy, Andrew...
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Whether by accident or design Elizabeth Bay House was built in direct

Winter Solstice 2017

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Chrissy Ynfante from Norman Andrews House @thewaysidechapel takes a positive and affectionate look at rough sleepers, community-mindedness and Bondi beach.

Part of Museum of Sydney’s exhibition, Sand in the City. CLOSING SOON! Plan your visit: slm.is/sand

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Be amazed by our stunning #VividSydney light installations this #longweekend! See the lights, enjoy kids craft activities and free museum entry between 6pm-8.30pm tonight!

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Today we launch a new website exploring the impact of World War I on the people connected to our historic houses and museums. Drawn from material in our collections, the stories reveal combatants, pacifists, patriotic fundraisers and anti-war activists. They explore broader narratives of patriotism and expressions of jingoism, and touch on the aftermath of war and the memorialisation of those...
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Today we launch a new website exploring the impact of World War

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Our Winter 2017 Unlocked magazine has landed in our members' letter boxes! Packed with great articles, this issue celebrates modernism in Australia with an exciting line-up of exhibitions and programs.

Become a member today to get your very own copy: slm.is/members

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Our Winter 2017 Unlocked magazine has landed in our members letter boxes