Museums for Kids

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Duldig Studio
Duldig Studio, in East Malvern, Victoria, is the former home and studio of internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig (1902 to 1986) and his wife, artist and inventor Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) (1902 to 1975). Opened in 1996 as a house museum, in 2002 it transitioned into a public house museum and art gallery. In the artists’ charming former home, garden and studio, the sculptures, drawings, paintings and decorative arts tell the story of their creative lives in Vienna, Singapore and ...

Jan 2017 Art Classes at Duldig Studio, Malvern East

From 23-01-2017 To 26-01-2017

Making Monsters! Clay Holiday workshop – Design and make monsters in clay with Duldig Studio's Sculptor-in-Residence, Stefan Damschke! Learn the techniques of making sculptures in a real artist's studio. ...

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
See T.rex in Bathurst at the spectacular Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum - home of the Somerville Collection. Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection. It is housed in the 1876 Public School building and features some of the finest and rarest examples of minerals from around the world and scientifically significant fossils from Australia. The Somerville Collection is the lifetime work ...
Classic Jets Fighter Museum
Take the Opportunity to get Close-Up and Touch the CJFM Fighter Collection Classic Jets Fighter Museum is located an easy 20 minutes drive North of Adelaide en route to the world famous Barossa Valley wineries and vineyards. Set aside time to see an impressive display of historical RAAF and RAN Jet Aircraft and Classic WWII Pacific Conflict Fighter Aircraft. Sit behind the controls of our RAAF Mirage, Sabre and RAN Sea Venom Jet Fighters. Follow the progress of our rare F4U-1 "birdcage" ...
Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum
Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village museum lays on approximately 1 hectare of bushland with buildings built in the style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Stocked with artefacts, memories and memorabilia from the early 1800's it is a genuine display of the life and time of the early settlement in the area and reflective of that across Australia in the times. The museum has talking history and visual displays. Visit the dairy, forge, school house, settler’s cottage, Archie Chittick Museum, ...

77 Beach Road, Torquay, VIC 3228

The Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay celebrates the history of surfing in Australia. It tells the story of this countries rich beach culture and surfing heritage that has developed over the last one hundred years. A visit to the ANSM gives people the opportunity to immerse themselves in beach experience and explore one of Australia’s favourite past times. Through themed exhibition spaces and interactive displays, visitors can relive time spent at the beach, or discover the intimate ...
National Dinosaur Museum
Looking for something different to do in Canberra? The National Dinosaur Museum offers a trip into our prehistoric past like no other. With Australia’s largest permanent display of dinosaur fossils and models, guests of all ages will learn something new about these fascinating creatures and the world they inhabited. Through self-guided exploration, visitors are encouraged to delve into the long and unique prehistory of Australia through our interactive exhibits. Learn how dinosaurs throughout ...
Sydney Jewish Museum
The Sydney Jewish Museum is an internationally recognised historic and cultural institution, which documents the history of the Holocaust and the contribution of Jewish people to Australian society. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor and visit the new exhibition 'Signs of Life: Family Letters and Postcards of the Holocaust.' Drawing on the Sydney Jewish Museum's personal correspondence, these are the words of the time from those who were there. Most, did ...
Ballarat Tramway Museum
The Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteer members who are dedicated to the task of preserving and operating part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operates between 12:30 and 5pm every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school holidays. The trams run along Wendouree Parade through the beautiful and historic Botanical Gardens. Nearby Lake Wendouree is visible for most of the journey of fifteen to twenty minutes. During 2015 there is a special display at the ...

Ride the Horse Tram

From 22-01-2017 To 22-01-2017

Horse Tram No. 1 will be out on the tracks in Wendouree Parade on Sunday, 22 January 2017. The tram will operate along the track beside the North Gardens, from the Gardens Loop (near Pipers) to St. Aidan's ...

1 Dickson Street, Echuca, VIC 3564

Local History Museum telling the story of early settlement along the Murray River. Lots of artifacts and photographs, huge archival collection. Research Services available. Children's program and activity sheets. Echuca Historical Society Museum & Research Centre has a strong focus on recording the early settlement along the Murray River and has an extensive collection of photos and archives. Preserving our past for the future. In a modest building, shaded by 2 ancient Moreton Bay Fig Trees looking ...

1 Tom Moon Avenue,, PO Box 263, Temora, NSW 2666

Discover Built on the site of No.10 Elementary Flying Training School, the award winning Temora Aviation Museum is home to a world-class flying collection of Australian ex-military aircraft. Here you can: • Take a guided tour with our knowledgeable volunteers • Explore the aircraft collection at your own pace with informative audio-visual presentations • Acquaint yourself with the Museum’s history in the 38-seat surround sound theatre • Watch our engineers at work from the viewing ...
Freshwater Bay Museum
Town of Claremont's Freshwater Bay Museum is a local community history museum that was established in 1975. The building is the original Freshwater Bay School, which was built in 1862, and later became a place of worship, a boarding house and a police station. Funded by the Town of Claremont the museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the cultural heritage of Claremont and the Freshwater Bay area. In addition to permanent displays the museum holds themed temporary exhibitions on a regular ...
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. Become part of the story through interactive displays; fly like Bert on the distinctive glide simulators, be enthralled by Bert's life achievements and personal story in the movie theatrettes, ...
Welcome to the Golden Dragon Museum, the ‘Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia’. The museum opened in 1991 to document, interpret and preserve the Chinese heritage in Australia. Come, enjoy and learn about the Chinese experience of the Bendigo goldfields, from the past to the present. See the colourful display of the ‘living’ collection of the Chinese dragons and associated regalia used in the annual Bendigo Easter procession, to help raise funds for local charities since 1871. The Golden ...
Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum
Experience the showplace of the Blue Mountains Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum is the Southern Hemisphere's largest collection of toys, trains and associated memoribilia. Whether you're a family or a serious collector, the world class displays of 20th century toys, from Barbie, Popeye, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland will captivate and entertain. The displays are housed in an historic early 20th century mansion, set in lush, 5 hectare award-winning gardens filled with interactive displays and picturesque ...
The Powerhouse Discovery Centre: Collection Stores at Castle Hill is the Powerhouse Museum’s, publicly-accessible, museum storage and collection care facility. The centrepiece of the Discovery Centre is the Display Store, a museum housing thousands of objects including historic steam engines, cars, trams and planes. It also includes thousands of objects displayed in drawers and shelf units that provide a world of discovery for children of all ages. The Powerhouse Discovery Centre offers a range ...

Powerhouse Discovery Centre School Holiday fun!

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Cogs and clocks, goggles and gears! Visit the Powerhouse Discovery Centre these school holidays to celebrate a time when machines and the world were powered by steam, creating a sense of adventure and ...

The South Sea Islands Museum is a hidden gem, displaying everyday cultural objects from each of the main regions in Oceania. Objects range from a 100+ year old Solomon Islands war canoe that once carried royalty to an Australian Aboriginal boomerang designed for killing emu's. Half the museum is dedicated to themed exhibits while the front section houses a range of amazing objects from regional Oceanic cultures. Entrance is via a gold coin donation. All donations are used to pay for the ...
The Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) is a great place to bring your family for a FREE fun day out. There are many fascinating creatures on display and the kids will love learning about 'Sweetheart', the preserved 5.1m Saltwater Crocodile on display. Little Explorers is a also a free wet season educational program (October - April) on Fridays from 9.30 – 11am at the MAGNT's Discovery Centre. It's aimed at kids aged 2 to 4 years but toddlers and babies are also welcome. We'll paint, ...
Darwin Museum and Art Gallery

24-02-2015

Awesome! Cyclone Tracy exhibition is a must see!

Tramway Museum St Kilda
The Tramway Museum St Kilda preserves and operates examples of Adelaide's tramway history on a 1.6km track between the Museum and the St Kilda Playground. The Museum is open Sundays, Public Holidays and on Wednesdays during School Holidays - 12 noon to 5pm. School charters and group visits can also be arranged as special visits at other times.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery is regional community, heritage and art space in South-west Sydney. The site consists of an art galllery, history and museum housed in the orignal heritage-listed Smithfield-Fairfield council chambers and a vintage village consisting of replica and authentic buildings that represent industries and domestic architecture of the region spanning from 1880 to the 1930s. The site is available for wedding photographs and ceremonies. Senior and other groups are welcome ...
Museum of Fire
We are a not for profit, registered charity and a true community museum. As Australia's leading Fire Museum & Fire Collectibles Shop with over 30 years experience, we pride ourselves on quality and service. Many of us at the Museum are Firefighters. All profits raised go to educating our families to the dangers of fire and preserving the heritage of the communities bravest. Open 7 days per week. 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday-Sunday & Holidays. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New ...

10 Macquarie Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a rare surviving example of a simple working-class terrace. Built in 1844, by Irish immigrants and continuously occupied until 1990 this typically English terrace was home to over 100 different families. The museum tells the stories of the often overlooked lives of working class people and the neighbourhood in which they lived, played, worked and struggled. The four houses survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances of the early 20th ...

Life on the homefront

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Australia during wartime - discover life on the home front. From air-raid shelters to shortages of foodstuffs, clothing and other products, learn about life during World War II. Please note this tour ...

Kids on the home front

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Discover what life was like on the home front at Susannah Place Museum as you explore rooms set in the 1940s, including an airraid shelter in the basement. Hear the air-raid siren, weigh out rations in ...

Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Vaucluse House presents venerable Gothic Revival façades to Sydney Harbour but the mansion, built in fits and starts between 1805 and the early 1860s, is in a mixture of styles, is unresolved in terms of its layout and lacks the social grace of a formal entrance. Its builder, William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) is known today as one of our early colonial statesmen. His sense of his place in societywas undermined by illegitimacy and convict associations. With the rising tide of Victorian morality ...

From rags to riches

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Every drably dressed servant probably dreamed of being part of high society, wearing the finest gowns and stylish suits. Experience both sides of colonial costume in this special tour at Vaucluse House. Ages ...

The Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre re-defines the Forestry Story through live demonstration, science-based education and state-of-the-art interpretation. You will see fascinating relics of forest history, lovingly restored and working in live demonstrations.You will also see a broad range of interpretive displays on the region’s forest industry, from its historical roots through to modern-day machinery and forest management techniques. Gain a better understanding of the region’s unique ...
Victorian Goldfields Railway
Great Family fun. The authentic steam railway experience linking the historic goldfields towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in central Victoria. Get up close to a real steam train and watch the world go by from your family compartment as the engine huffs and puffs up the hills. Check out the cafes, pack a picnic. A great day out and less than 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne on the Calder Freeway. Special family tickets are available on all our trains. A day out your kids will love. Steam For Kids. ...

Queens Square, Macquarie St, The Rocks, NSW 2000

The Hyde Park Barracks was built in 1819 to house, clothe and feed convict men and boys. This impressive brick building and walled compound, located at the head of Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street, was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. After 1848 the main dormitory held newly arrived female immigrants while a handful of government agencies made use of surrounding buildings. In 1862, separate wards for destitute women were added upstairs and the Barracks became known as the Hyde ...
Founded in 1813 and crammed with 20,000 objects spanning its long life, Rouse Hill House & Farm expresses the hopes and dreams of six generations of family life in rural New South Wales from early colonization to the late 1900s. An extraordinary amount of colonial history converged upon or passed hard by this place, with Rouse Hill House − itself one of the oldest continually occupied homes in Australia − overlooking the Hawkesbury road of 1794, the Windsor turnpike road which replaced it, ...
Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
The Museum is wholly operated by the Gympie & District Historical Society and volunteers and covers nearly 5 hectares with over 20 buildings and 13,000 exhibits. The site is a former gold mine (The South Great Eastern) and is on the southern approach to Gympie as part of the Lake Alford Park. The complex is open 7 days a week between 9am and 4pm (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) A Cafe operates on site and eftpos facilities are available. Guided tours are provided for groups ...

70 Alice St, Rosehill, NSW 2142

At Elizabeth Farm – Australia’s oldest surviving homestead – you can wander freely through the old house and garden as if you were its original occupants. There are no barriers, locked doors, fragile furniture or untouchable ornaments in this unique, ‘access all areas’ house museum. Elizabeth Farm[1] was the family home of wool pioneer, John and his wife Elizabeth Macarthur. It was commenced in 1793 on a slight hill overlooking the upper reaches of Parramatta River, 23 kilometres west of ...
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