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Museums for Kids in New South Wales (NSW)

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    With 4000 sq. m of display space and the second biggest museum of its kind in Australia, we have an assortment of historic motor vehicles, motor bikes, petrol pumps, bicycles, gramophones, radios, sewing machines, lawnmowers, weighing scales, badges, irons, tools, numerous signs, typewriters, telephones, extensive reference library and the list goes on and on. Displays aim at providing a perspective view of not only motor vehicles but parallel technological development, particularly of the period... Read more

    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... Read more

    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,... Read more

    The NSW Schoolhouse Museum provides a glimpse of schooling from the past. The museum is a popular excursion venue for schools. Students participate in hands-on education interacting with artefacts and re-enacting early school lessons. The museum is open for pre-booked school excursions and public visits by appointment. Read more

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    Staffed by volunteers, the Kalkari Discovery Centre has a range of educational experiences for visitors. There are displays on Australian fauna, Aboriginal heritage and a three dimensional slide show. The wheelchair-accessible Discovery trail offers stunning views of Cockle Creek and a chance to see wallabies and the local birdlife. The volunteer staff can assist you in booking onto your next Discovery activity. Read more

    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 of... Read more

    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 gallery •... Read more

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    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... Read more

    Learn about the area's traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy. Read more

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    Famous for a cameo in Mission: Impossible II, Bare Island sits beside La Perouse, joined only by footbridge. Built in 1885 to protect the 'back door' of Sydney from attack, it never lived up to its intended purpose, crumbling before it was even completed and (oddly) converted into a retirement home for war veterans. Today it is a museum, with guided tours every Sunday 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Read more

    Hurstville City Museum & Gallery is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the St George region as well as working with local multicultural communities to develop exciting art and history exhibitions and public programs. Read more

    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... Read more

    Carss Cottage is a beautiful old sandstone Cottage built by William Carss between 1863 and 1865 for his retirement. It is now a Museum displaying and preserving historical items from the late 1800's early 1900's, particularly local history and is run by Kogarah Historical Society. The Museum opens every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm in summer months and at other times for booked tours. Entry on Sundays is $2.00 for adults, 50 cents for children of school age. Tour groups pay $5.00 (carers/drivers free)... Read more

    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... Read more

    Explore Australia’s rural heritage and find over an acre of treasures that have shaped this nation. Featuring the only Ambulance Museum in New South Wales, the Rural Fire Service Museum, Sir Donald Bradman’s first home, Wiradjuri Keeping Place and much more. See the Museum come to life at Annul Open Day on the second Saturday in March. Read more

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    History Hill at Hill End holds over 10,000 gold rush artefacts including some extremely rare and unusual Australian historical pieces. Refer the website for full details or phone. We are open to the general public by demand. In other words phone to make sure during the week. We guarantee to be open all school holidays, public holidays and every week end excluding Christmas day. Included in the History Hill experience at Hill End is the underground mine experience which involves a total of 175 metres... Read more

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    Built by the fashionable architect John Verge, Elizabeth Bay House is a magnificent example of colonial architecture with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. Occupied by the Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay and his family, between 1839 and 1845, it was known as the 'finest house in the colony'. The house boasts exquisite 19th century furnishings. Read more

    The Museum is currently closed due to a rebuild - looking to re-open before Christmas 2020. The Historical Society continues to meet on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm in the RSL Hall. Visitors are always welcome to hear our interesting speakers. Read more

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    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... Read more

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    The Museum, formally established in 1955 with the intention of being an operating museum where visitors could experience what would subsequently become a past era of public transportation in Sydney, ultimately opened as such in March 1965 amongst the trees of The Royal National Park on the eastern side Princes Hwy. at Loftus, adjacent to the railway to the Park. Later relocated nearby to the present site adjacent to Loftus Railway Station (Waterfall Line) and opened in March 1988, in part as a Bicentennial... Read more

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    Museum with the history of Agriculture and the cotton industry where it first began in Australia. it includes a working blacksmith shop and Shearing Shed and Saddlery Shop, with lots of historical machinery and a spray plane. Read more

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    The Southern Hemispheres only Devonian Fish Fossil Museum Read more

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    Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs (1877-1969), Australia’s foremost children’s author and illustrator and best known today for her iconic story The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. Located in Sydney’s Neutral Bay and now a house museum surrounded by delightful gardens, May Gibbs’ Nutcote is an enchanting venue to be enjoyed by everyone, all year round. Our garden is available for hire for weddings, children’s parties and other special occasions. Read more

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    The Main Exhibition Building is where you will discover how the NSW railways brought life to town and country. Learn about life on the lines and in the workshops, marvel at some of the engineering and design achievements of the railways, find out how signals and points keep the lines safe, walk the timeline of rail development from the invention of the very first steam powered engine to today, and see how the railways revolutionised tourism and leisure travel in Australia. Read more

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    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 Sydney Cove.... Read more

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