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

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    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.

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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 ... Read more Sydney Cove. This area belonged to the Burramattagal clan of the Dharug people, whose presence is recalled in the name Parramatta. The small, solid three-roomed brick cottage was transformed, by the late 1820s, into a smart country house, surrounded by ‘pleasure grounds’, orchards and almost 1,000 acres (4 km²) of semi-cleared land. Enveloped within later extensions, the early cottage remains intact, making it Australia’s oldest surviving European dwelling.

    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 ... Read more of unique educational and fun experiences for children. The Discovery Centre’s mission is to provide a world-standard museum storage and collection care facility that is publicly accessible to diverse audiences through a range of tailored behind-the-scenes programs. Programs include monthly public open days (on the second Saturday of each month); themed supervised tours into stores on site; educational programs and workshops, tours for school groups and special-interest groups; school holiday ...

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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 century and the area’s redevelopment in the 1970s. Ongoing research, photographs from public and private collections, oral history interviews and the surviving layers in each of the houses has allowed the museum to re-create the lives of individual families of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Youngein family run corner store of 1915 has been faithfully re-created and sells goods from the era.

    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 ... Read more our shores.

    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 not survive.

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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.

    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    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 ... Read more to visit and can book a special devonshire morning tea for $5 per person. As well as our exhibition program, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery offers after school, weekend and holiday art programs for children and Saturday art classes for adults. For more information about the program contact the Museum and Gallery directly.

    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.

    • End of Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW 2221
    • 20-30 km from West Ryde

    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

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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 and New ... Read more Years Day. Group bookings welcome. You will not be disappointed with your visit, there is something for all the family. Wishing you were a firefighter, enjoying the machinary, showing your respect, reliving past experiences, understanding fire as a friend or foe, visiting with friends or made to visit with the relatives, educating or entertaining the kids, for whatever reason you will enjoy your visit. There is something for everyone, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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