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Great Australian Stories

Clarkson, wa

Australia has a rich tradition of storytelling that reflects our unique history and experience. In celebration of the Australian Heritage Festival 2024, we invite you to join us, as we wander in story from bush track to spooky hollow with renowned folklorist and author, Graham Seal.

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Upcycled Artistry with Elisa

Clarkson, wa

Laughter and tears around the kitchen table. Grandma’s wedding chest. Our furniture can connect us to special memories. By restoring these old pieces, those connections can continue. Join Elisa from Sparkling Restorations as we learn how to revive old furniture using creative techniques.

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Beyond the Scones – Celebrating the Centenary of CWA

Wanneroo, wa

Discover the important role the CWA has played in building and strengthening local communities for 100 years in this remarkable display at the Wanneroo Regional Museum.

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The perils and payoffs of conserving old houses

Woodvale, wa

Join us at Cockman House for an interactive walk and talk about the challenges and rewards of conserving old houses, and practical elements to consider in the conservation process.

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Two Griffin open houses and guided walk

Castlecrag, nsw

Take a guided walk in the Griffins’ Castlecrag and visit the interiors of two beautifully restored homes designed by Walter Burley Griffin.

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Learn how to make ceramic flowers that you can display in your home

Fremantle, wa

In this fun workshop, you will be guided through the basic process of making your own clay ornamental flowers and roses from scratch. You will learn about the slab building method and get hands-on making six ceramic ornamental flowers. Inspired by the beautiful Samson House in Fremantle.

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Close to Home

Leederville, wa

Local Vincent artist Olive Cheng explores some local places close to her heart in her latest series Close to Home. The collection of 25 odd wood burnt portraits of sites within the City of Vincent will be on display in a special exhibition at the City's Local History Centre.

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Singleton Historical Society & Museum Open Day

Singleton, nsw

The building was originally two lock-up cells on the site in 1840. In 1899, the Municipal Council was given the buildings after a new gaol was built. In 1963, the Singleton Historical Society was given the use of the building.

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Braidwood Country House & Garden Weekend

Braidwood, nsw

Visit an array of country gardens and historic houses in charming Braidwood. Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, historic Braidwood is listed on the Register of the National Estate and was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.

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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special one-hour twilight candle-lit tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Hear stories by volunteers, staff and guests!

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The Edina Estate Tour and Tea

Waverley, nsw

Located in Waverley in Sydney’s busy Eastern Suburbs, Edina is described as ‘one of the grandest private houses surviving in Sydney from Colonial times’, yet few people know of this historical gem, hiding in plain sight. Tour this historical gem and enjoy morning tea.

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Fairy Escapades

Leura, nsw

Children will enjoy an enchanting theatre performance travelling through hidden nooks of the gardens with Fairy Lilly and other mischievous creatures.

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Back to Black Exhibition

Parramatta, nsw

Explore the different meanings of black across a century of fashion, from mourning a loved one, to the chic elegance of the little black dress, at Old Government House's new major exhibition Back to Black.

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Mother’s Day Delights

Maitland, nsw

For a special Mother’s Day treat, take an intriguing tour through historic Grossmann House and enjoy homemade delectables in the garden.

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Ghost Night

Parramatta, nsw

Connect with the past on a candlelit tour of Old Government House, Parramatta and hear stories of strange happenings experienced by volunteers, staff and past guests.

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Heritage Day at Parramatta North

North Parramatta, nsw

Discover the connected history and compelling stories of Parramatta North, located by the Parramatta River, by exploring the restored buildings, cultural hub and open spaces. Heritage Day is family friendly, with guided tours, talks and workshops, live music, great food, and children's activities.

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Heritage Walks of Wyong

Wyong, nsw

Discover the unique history of Wyong by taking an easy paced walking tour around the town centre. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will both educate and entertain you.

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Military Matters

Wyong, nsw

In the lead up to Anzac Day, this timely seminar will provide attendees with valuable and unique information about our military past.

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Theatre in the Illawarra

, nsw

Did you meet your sweetheart at the movies? Were you in a local theatre group? Remember your first kiss in the drive-in? This exhibition of photos from the collection on display and online will evoke memories of connections made as participant or audience at theatres in the Illawarra.

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Bungonia Connections Guided Tours

Bungonia, nsw

A guided tour through the amazing Bogong Aboriginal Bushfood garden and to MIZPAH, a stunning Colonial stone inn, reveals connections. After refreshments in the Village Hall, make your own tours and follow the enticing Heritage trail around the village, and explore the Bungonia National Park

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Shanties at Samson

Fremantle, wa

Join The Lost Quays for an afternoon of music and history at historic Samson House. Explore this fascinating National Trust-managed home, with strong sea connections, then join the Quays in the garden for a concert of sea shanties and sea songs from Western Australia and beyond. Welcome on board!

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