Discover the history of East Balmain as Sydney historian Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks whisks you away to an earlier era, sharing stories of Balmains culture, mystery & colourful characters before returning to The Fenwick for an indulgent 2 course lunch.
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Walsh Bay & Old Millers Point Historical Walking tour & Lunch
Discover the history of Sydney’s Walsh Bay as historian Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks rewinds the clock to an earlier age, leading guests on a historical walking tour and exploration through time before returning to enjoy a 2 course lunch with bread and snacks at Ventuno.
Voices and Pictures from the Past
The Balmain Association, a community not-for-profit organisation housed in the historic sandstone Watch House at 179 Darling Street, will be sharing stories from the donated collection of family history books and presenting a photographic display of where these stories evolved from.
The Rocks Walking Tours – Historic walking tours
Take a leisurely 90 minute stroll through The Rocks with one of our friendly specialist guides within this unique heritage precinct of beautifully restored buildings situated in its picturesque harbourside setting.
Lost and Found: Stories from the City of Sydney Archives
The City Archives holds vast swathes of documentary evidence of past events, people and places in the City of Sydney council area. Join us in person or online to uncover stories from the archives and learn some tips to search the catalogue so you can be the detectives and find your own stories.
From Bennelong Point to Barangaroo: a walking tour
Join Dr Ian Hoskins, award winning author of 'Sydney Harbour: a history', on an intimate walk from Bennelong Point, the site of the iconic Opera House, to the city's newest and most controversial development at Barangaroo. Discover the back streets of the Rocks and Millers Point along the way.
Open Day: The Mint
Get ready to explore behind the scenes at the Museums of History NSW with our Mint open day. Come and explore the heritage site, see the collections close up, hear from experts on a range of fascinating topics, take a behind-the-scenes tour and relax with good food and coffee.
Ernst Shackleton and the Seventh Continent
Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), renowned Anglo Irish Antarctic Explorer never achieved his life goal to reach the South Pole. In 1915 his Imperial Antarctic Expedition foundered when his ship The Endurance sank in the Weddell Sea. His leadership skills enabled him to escape the ice against all odds .
The history and myths of Glebe and Watsons Bay
As a group we will explore historic houses, churches and parklands, all set against the dramatic backdrop of Sydney's picturesque skyline. Join us to unearth the forgotten stories of the most influential buildings in Sydney, and the amazing anecdotes of some of the city's past residents.
True Crime Walking Tour – A comedian’s guide to Sydney’s dark past
Explore Sydney's hidden dark side with comedian-led tours. Delve into sinister history, convict brutality, Mardi Gras origins, and thrilling crimes. The walking tour ends at Circular Quay. Unearth the metropolis' forgotten tales.
Walking Old Wollstonecraft
Join North Sydney Council’s Historian Dr Ian Hoskins on a walking tour which explores the cultural and natural history of the area of Wollstonecraft, down Shirley Road around Berry Island and through Badangi Reserve.
Share Your North Sydney Story
Tell your story in your own way. Draw, write, type on a vintage typewriter, to tell us your memories and experiences of North Sydney. We will add it to a scrapbook for our historical archive collection. Share your story with us today, so we can share it with others in the future!
Twilight at May Gibbs’ Nutcote
Enjoy twilight at May Gibbs' harbourside house in Neutral Bay. The house museum and garden will be open to the public for a special after-hours experience.
Fairy Tale Collage Workshop
Join us for a mixed media collage workshop incorporating natural materials from Nutcote’s delightful gardens. Create your own bush fairy tale artwork, inspired by May Gibbs’ work and the beauty of the local landscape.
Travel back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwanaland and to a land of dinosaurs. We'll learn about Australian dinosaurs and have a roaring good time being a paleontologist for the day. We'll be going on a bush walk to discover who were the dinosaurs that roamed Australia.
Callan Park’s Shared Stories – Outdoor exhibition
Self-guided outdoor exhibition – Callan Park’s Shared Stories – highlighting the curious, complex history of Callan Park. Former patients and staff share their stories of living and working in Kirkbride.
Dinner with Kate Leigh the Gangster Queen
Spend an intimate night with Kate Leigh, the underworld Queen of Surry Hills in her old home. Hear her regale her exploits and tell secrets of the 1920's 30s razor gang days. Kate is joined by Snowy Mackenzie her number one henchman and Bludger McGurk on banjo. Antipasto plate and dessert included.
Callan Park’s Shared Stories – Walking Tours
Join us for a historical walking tour of Callan Park. Learn about life at Callan Park from its establishment as a private estate, to its recent past as a psychiatric institution, and contemporary plans for its future.
Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery
Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery is the oldest general cemetery on Sydney's north shore dating from 1868. It is an oasis of open green space in the midst of a busy growing commercial area. Join an intriguing tour of this heritage cemetery and unearth its stories.
Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Heritage Day
Free Organ Recitals, Free Church History Talks, Display of Church History Memorabilia, Bicentennial Commemoration of Rev. Dr. John Dunmore Lang, Devonshire Teas ($5), 2pm Local History Walk ($20)
A Time to Share Heritage Stories and Songs
You are invited to the April gathering of the Kirribilli Writers Group. Be entertained as this diverse group of writers share personal and researched local heritage stories and songs. Enjoy a Q&A and discussion over a cup of tea or coffee and refreshments.