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04/23/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Sydney Living Museums’ Director, Strategy & Engagement Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, and Director, Heritage & Collections Ian Innes, were recently invited to contribute to The Sydney Culture Essays published by The Committee for Sydney and recently launched by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

The Sydney Culture Essays capture the thinking of some of the leading voices in Sydney’s cultural life,...
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Sydney Living Museums Director Strategy Engagement Dr Caroline ButlerBowdon and

Heritage in the City’s Future

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Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Living Museums
04/21/2017 at 02:09. Facebook
Get a glimpse of the recent works which took place at Justice & Police Museum. From timber repairs and painting, to french polishing and sandstone cleaning.

Better yet, why not visit this weekend and see the remarkable restoration for yourself?

Sat & Sun | 10am - 5pm | slm.is/crime
Get a glimpse of the recent works which took place at Justice

Finishing the interiors at Justice & Police Museum

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Libby Bramble
Thomas Hull
Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Living Museums
04/20/2017 at 23:02. Facebook
Join this motley crew at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum THIS WEEKEND (21-24 April). #ConvictEscapades is an immersive theatre adventure where children work their way through the convict system to earn their freedom. Limited spaces available - book now: slm.is/convicts
Alison Kiel
Janice Macpherson
Mitzedel Rocha- Benn
Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Living Museums
04/20/2017 at 00:33. Facebook
TODAY and Natalia Cooper helping us prepare for #ConvictEscapades taking place at Hyde Park Barracks Museums this weekend!

An immersive theatre adventure where you work your way through the convict system to earn your freedom!

** LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: slm.is/convicts **

21-24 April | Suitable for children 6-12 years
TODAY and Natalia Cooper helping us prepare for ConvictEscapades taking place at
Natalia Cooper
Jeanette Munn
Ian Backhouse
Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Living Museums
04/18/2017 at 23:39. Facebook
With its deep, shady verandas and elegant symmetry, Elizabeth Farm is an iconic early colonial bungalow. Explore the site by candlelight with a Nightlight tour, this Friday. Part of the @AustralianHeritageFestival

Friday 21 April | 7-8.30pm
With its deep shady verandas and elegant symmetry Elizabeth Farm is an

Nightlight tour: Elizabeth Farm

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Fiona Cook
Lorett Gray
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Sydney Living Museums
04/17/2017 at 02:16. Facebook
This Thursday 20 April join a very special tour of Susannah Place Museum, and experience what life was like for the residents who lived there from 1844.

For nearly 150 years these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens and outside wash houses were home to more than 100 families.

Wash at the copper, weigh goods in the c1915 corner shop, or try a game of quoits in the...
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This Thursday 20 April join a very special tour of Susannah Place
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Annie De Merindol
Carol Amos
Need a culture fix this long weekend? Check out our Easter Holidays opening hours.

We’re putting our feet up today … but from tomorrow (most of) our properties are open and ready - so swing by and say hello!

#HappyEaster #Easter #visitsydney #holidays #SLM #schoolholidays
Need a culture fix this long weekend Check out our Easter Holidays opening hours

Easter Holidays opening hours

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Did you know that before Bennelong Point embodied Sydney's modernity and artistic ambition, it was the site of the Fort Macquarie Tram Shed that serviced the city?

Be sure to discover more about Sydney's lost heritage at the Demolished Sydney Exhibition, closing 5pm 17 April at Museum of Sydney.

Museum of Sydney is closed Good Friday but open 10am - 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the...
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Did you know that before Bennelong Point embodied Sydneys modernity and artistic
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Still on the hunt for things to do this #longweekend?

It's not too late to secure your place in our Egg-cellent Easter Trail this Sunday. Taking place at Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Farm and Meroogal. Book now for a super cute day out – only $15! (Ages 5+)

#Easter #schoolholidays #easterholidays #meroogal #vaucluse #paramatta #visitshoalhaven #discoverparamatta #visitsydney #SLM
Still on the hunt for things to do this longweekend

Egg-cellent Easter Trail

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Margaret Saska
Sally Tregellas Wodzinska
Annie De Merindol
The much loved and relied-upon Commonsense cookery book was published over 100 years ago as a standard schools cookery text. But before it came about, students compiled their own cookery books, by hand.

On Sunday 23 April join colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling and curator Anna Cossu to explore the culinary world of Dolly Youngein, whose family ran the ‘cheap cash grocer’ at Susannah Place...
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The much loved and reliedupon Commonsense cookery book was published over 100
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Did you know? More than a kilometre of rope suspended the hammocks required to sleep over 600 convicts in the Hyde Park Barracks dormitories between 1819 and 1848.

These #schoolholidays, experience #convict life first-hand with ‘Convict Escapades’! A ground-breaking, immersive theatre experience where you can choose-your-own adventure to earn the prized ‘ticket of leave’. Suitable for...
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**LAST WEEK**

This week is your last chance to visit our Demolished Sydney Exhibition on until 17 April at Museum of Sydney.

Explore fragments salvaged from theatres, hotels and office blocks, alongside stunning photography, artworks and film and discover the buildings that once shaped the city's skyline.

Read more: [ Goo.gl Link ]

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LAST WEEK This week is your last chance to visit our Demolished

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Sandcastle builders Olivia & Harrison show why Nielsen Park makes their day. These #SchoolHolidays head to Museum of Sydney to build a sandcastle of your own!

Part of the #SandInTheCity exhibition, on now: slm.is/sand
As the seasons change and the weather begins to crisp, there’s no better time to enjoy the romance and grandeur of Vaucluse House.

With recently refurbished lavish interiors, new immersive experiences and a self-guided audio tour, this autumn, uncover the drama and detail of the harbour-side estate.

Open 10am – 4pm
Wed – Sun | Daily throughout school holidays (exc Good Friday)
As the seasons change and the weather begins to crisp theres no

New at Vaucluse House

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Tahlia Elmer
Did you know that the Royal Botanic Gardens was once home to a giant exhibition building known as the Garden Palace? And that, due to a devastating fire in 1882, all that remains today are the original gates.

Discover more about Sydney's lost heritage at the Demolished Sydney exhibition now on at the Museum of Sydney until Monday 17 April.

Visit today or miss out for good.

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Did you know that the Royal Botanic Gardens was once home to
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Sydney Living Museums was proud to present the very first Sound Heritage Sydney Symposium.

Last week, an international forum of invited experts spent the day at the beautiful Elizabeth Bay House, sharing their knowledge about music making in historic houses.

Hear what Harriet Cunningham, music reviewer for The Sydney Morning Herald, had to say about the day’s events.

#soundheritagesydney...
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Sydney Living Museums was proud to present the very first Sound Heritage Sydney Symposium

Sounding Heritage

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Dress up as a ‘baddie’ from the 1920s, show us your coolest criminal pose, then snap a mug shot outside the police holding cells – what will your criminal alias be? Check out the Justice & Police Museum these school holidays and enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family.

Open Saturday & Sunday | 10am–5pm | slm.is/crime

#SchoolHolidays #Autumn #Easter #SLMMugshots

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Natalie Banks
Tammy Gill
Nana Lester
Book now to secure your place in some egg-cellent Easter fun!

Try your hand at egg rolling, and enjoy vintage sports and craft. Don’t forget to claim your delicious chocolate treat! (Ages 5+)

Elizabeth Farm | Vaucluse House | Meroogal

Sunday 16 April | Learn more: sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/children-and-family

#SchoolHolidays #Autumn #Easter

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Book now to secure your place in some eggcellent Easter fun
There's less than a week left to enter the ballot for the May tours of The Tank Stream!

This exclusive tour, available only twice a year, takes you through 60-metres of state heritage-listed tunnel built by convicts and colonial stonemasons.

Find out more and register for your chance to book this unforgettable tour: slm.is/tankstream2017
There's less than a week left to enter the ballot for the May tours of The Tank Stream
Cherie Moulang
Mary Sherwood-Geracitano
Sacha Price
Happy World Theatre Day!

The Rouses were a theatrical family, often performing together at fundraising concerts put on in the arcade of Rouse Hill House.

At one of these particular concerts, held in April 1899, Kathleen Rouse took to the stage, playing 'Beauty' in a version of, 'Beauty and the beast'. In the second act she and her mother, Bessie, played the parts of royal confidante and...
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Happy World Theatre Day The Rouses were a theatrical family often performing