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Armory 1897

Sydney Olympic Park, nsw

Tour iconic Armory buildings from the 1897 period, including the old Gunpowder Magazine with lamplight tunnels and museum displays from days of the Armory.

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Behind the Scenes: Armory Restricted

Sydney Olympic Park, nsw

This tour builds on the Newington 1897 tour by extending the story of Newington Armory from 1921 when the site became a Navy establishment, to the end of its working life in 1999. You’ll enter restricted areas - places normally off limits to the general public only made accessible on a guided tour.

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Behind the Scenes: The Brickpit and the Bellfrogs

Sydney Olympic Park, nsw

Once the site of the former State Brickworks at Homebush Bay, this powerful and dramatic landscape now has a quieter pace. Join the Behind the Scenes tour and be engaged in the layered history of the site from its industrial past to its current role as a biodiversity haven!

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In the days of the Abattoir

Sydney Olympic Park, nsw

Visit the Abattoir Heritage Precinct for a special twilight viewing! Finish your tour at the mesmerizing photo display projected on the Pullman Hotel to celebrate Australian Heritage Festival.

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Secrets of the Female Orphan School

Rydalmere, nsw

Did you know that the Female Orphan School is the oldest three-storey building in Australia? Visit the restored building now home to the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University and visit the exhibitions on display.

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Rookwood Cemetery Tour with Morning Tea

Rookwood, nsw

Guided tour of Rookwood Cemetery, including its most historic and captivating areas.

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The Calder Estate – James Elder’s Land Grant 1832 to Now

Parramatta, nsw

"The Calder Estate - James Elder's Land Grant 1832 to Now", a talk by David Senior

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The Curious Tale of Louis Bertrand – The Amorist Dentist

Parramatta, nsw

"The Curious Tale of Louis Bertrand - The Amorist Dentist", a talk by Judith Dunn OAM

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Love, Labour and Loss – an historical perspective on objects given as expressions of love and esteem

Parramatta, nsw

"Love, Labour and Loss - an historical perspective on objects given as expressions of love and esteem, a talk by Ronda Gaffey

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The Curious Edward Smith Hall – Forgotten Champion of the Underdog

Parramatta, nsw

"The Curious Edward Smith Hall - Forgotten Champion of the Underdog", a talk by Ken Smith OAM

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The Ferry Man of Parramatta River – Capt. Harry Mance – Talk with Morning Tea

Parramatta, nsw

Ride with Capt. Harry Mance, back to a time, when steam powered ferries ruled the waters of Parramatta River - a talk by John Brock.

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TALKING TOMBSTONES #5 – TALK WITH MORNING TEA

Parramatta, nsw

An insatiable curiosity to find out what lies behind a name, a few words or an unusual tombstone results in the discovery of many intriguing stories 'from the grave'. Kerima-Gae Topp's powerpoint presentation will take you to cemeteries throughout NSW and finally to one in London.

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Weird & Wonderful Australia with Morning Tea

Parramatta, nsw

A colourful and interactive powerpoint presentation where you will discover many amazing and curious facts about your country.

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Talking Tombstones #6 – Talk with Morning Tea

Parramatta, nsw

With her 'curiosity' working overtime Kerima- Gae Topp's powerpoint presentation has more intriguing 'tales from beyond the grave', which will include stories from Australia's oldest remaining cemetery to one in New Zealand devastated by an earthquake.

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Botanicals

Harris Park, nsw

Find yourself in the past as Botanicals transports you to 1800’s colonial Parramatta. Stunning floral displays accompanying the National Trust’s intricate floral-patterned ceramics.

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Museum of the Curiosity

Concord, nsw

Museum of Curiosities
Amongst our regular displays will be hidden a number of items from our collection, depicting a time long ago. Some you might recognise - some may baffle you - and all will rouse your curiosity, but you will leave with a better knowledge of life in the "good old days"!

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First Contact – Trade, Friendship and Conflict

Parramatta, nsw

Join our experienced guide on this walk to hear the hidden histories unfold of dispossession, trade, friendships and frontier conflicts

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Historic Dairy Cottage Tour

Parramatta, nsw

Visit one of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia and view a rare sunken dairy on this intimate group tour.

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Stories Set in Brick and Stone – with AUSLAN interpretation

Parramatta, nsw

Visit one of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia, view a rare sunken dairy, discover the history of Parramatta Park’s monuments with AUSLAN interpretation

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Australia’s forgotten War – the Boer War 1899-1902

Parramatta, nsw

Find out about Australia's forgotten war, the Boer War from 1899-1902, with a retired Lancer guiding you through the finest Boer War collection in Australia, all contained within Lancer Barracks Parramatta, a Governor Macquarie heritage precinct

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Hidden Gems – Arts Walk

Parramatta, nsw

As you emerge from enforced isolation and race to and from work, or search dining options have you noticed the artworks that adorn the CBD?

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