Museums for Kids - Beacon Hill (2100)

the Northern Beaches, the Sydney Region, New South Wales (NSW)

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Museums for kids - greater than 5km from Beacon Hill (2100)

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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...

70 Alice St, Rosehill, NSW 2142 10-25 km from Beacon Hill

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 ...

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 10-25 km from Beacon Hill

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 10-25 km from Beacon Hill

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 ...
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.
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.

7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011 10-25 km from Beacon Hill

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.

End of Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW 2221 25-50 km from Beacon Hill

Museum displaying and preserving historical items from the late 1800''s, early 1900's, particularly local history. Museum open every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and at other times for booked tours. Inquiries to phone 7 or via email. Books available on local history, can be purchased through website using PayPal

La Perouse Museum, Chifley, NSW 2036 10-25 km from Beacon Hill

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.

Other education activities for kids - in and around Beacon Hill (2100) (within 5km)

Piano Power
Thanks for showing an interest in learning piano! We are so excited to meet you, are you interested in: • Learning one of the most beautiful and versatile instruments? • Being able to play music with your friends and family? • Learning to compose (piano is the best instrument to learnt to compose with)? • Taking your piano skills to the next level? • Learn at a teachers studio or in the comfort of your own home? If you are interested in any of these we would love to meet with you and connect ...
Midori Furze Art Studio
Midori is a Japanese-born, Sydney-based contemporary artist who exhibits many group exhibitions as well as many solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne. She has selected to exhibit at Manly Art Gallery, Parliament house, Warringah Art Prize and more. She is also an experienced origami instructor and demonstrator. She has run many origami workshops and demonstrations around Sydney. Workshops were held at various locations including Art gallery of NSW, Powerhouse museum, Sydney University, UNSW, ...
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