Museums for Kids in New South Wales (NSW)

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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
South Sea Islands Museum
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 ...
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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

3458 Hill End Road, Hill End, NSW 2850

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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 ...
Temora Rural Museum
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.
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.

Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079

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.
Feel like disappearing back to the country life of yesteryear where life was simpler and a homemade sponge cake sat on the kitchen table? Visit charming Meroogal in Nowra. Home to four generations of women from the same family from1886 until 1985, this Gothic-revival timber house has hundreds of stories to tell from the multitude of belongings and objects left by each generation. A grand house in its day, by today’s standards it is in fact quite modest. Whilst its women were frugal its ‘everyday’ ...
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.

Cox's Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113

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.

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, NSW 2000

The Australian National Maritime Museum, on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, is in a lively heritage precinct with many attractions. The distinctive main building, with a roofline evoking waves and sails, houses exhibitions that: explore Australia's links with the sea consider how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. These exhibitions are themed, ranging from Indigenous lore and European seafaring to aquatic sport and the maritime defence of ...

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

Meet our city’s first people, inspect models of the First Fleet ships and peer at the archaeological remains of first Government House and the intriguing objects uncovered by a number of digs on the site. Fast forward through 200 years and you will learn about the distinctiveness of this great city, its harbour, transport, people and particular personality via our changing exhibitions program. Visit An Edwardian Summer and kids can join Jessie on the kids trail for dress ups and craft fun.

Cnr Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to a historic police and court building (1856 –1888) that once imposed authority on Sydney’s unruly waterfront. Explore the building’s atmospheric interior – heavy blocks of sandstone, spiked gates and the corridor of cells. In the 1890s police Charge Room you can stand before the Duty Sergeant’s desk and imagine yourself being fingerprinted. Encounter a spine-chilling collection of criminal weapons and a mug-shot gallery of offenders ...
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