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Join the Gruffalo Trail 2 at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 4 Nov 2020 - 1 Jul 2021
Pick up The Gruffalo Trail 2 throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate. Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app, with new features. The interactive trail is included with garden entry to Rippon
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Victorian Underpinnings | Costume Display & Floortalk

sa 7 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
  The Display The current display at Ayers House Museum provides a glimpse of Victorian underclothing. The 5 mannequins on display, showcase a range of underlinens and structural garments such as crinolines, corsets, petticoats, chemises and more. Opens Saturday November 7 Cost: Included in regular Ayers House Admission: Adult: $10 Concession:
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Old Melbourne Gaol Cluedo Experience

vic 11 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder, in this world-first event that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.
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A Very Victorian Christmas

sa 22 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Enjoy some unhurried creative Christmas fun in our immersive museum. Check out of 2020 and enjoy a couple of hours in a 160 year old mansion! This experience will appeal to children and adults who love old places, love making things and like ‘hands-on history’. Ayers House Museum is the
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Christmas Cook-along

vic 21 Nov 2020 - 5 Dec 2020
  Mrs Lenoard’s Plum Pudding Live from the heritage kitchen at Como House Sat, 21 Nov 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 pm Fancy creating Christmas culinary delights of Christmas past?  Enjoy working alongside ‘Cook’ and create Christmas cheer of yesteryear. Hear fascinating tales of Victorian traditions and kitchen lore as you are guided through
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition

vic 3 Dec 2020 - 30 May 2021
Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea Estate
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Beaumont House Open Days

sa 5 Jul 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
  Beaumont House is reopening for tours on Sunday, 5 July 2020.   Enjoy a special tour of the house and garden followed by refreshments on the veranda Take a unique tour with a different perspective of Beaumont House.       Be part of the reopening COVIDSAFE Tour of
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A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 3 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
With the shutters closed to keep out the summer heat, a traditional wintery wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms and period furniture are lit by fairy lights.  Guided by the sound of traditional Christmas carols coming from the drawing room, enter the stairhall via our Christmas archway
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Transportation Exhibition

nsw 3 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
Through a series of panels, Transportation tells the stories of individual convicts sent to Australia and the impact forced migration had upon their lives as well as the major impact convictism played in shaping Australian society.    More than 165,000 men, women and children were transported from Great Britain and
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Springwood Cats Exhibition

nsw 3 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Lindsay’s affinity with cats began with two handsome white cats which were a gift from a nearby neighbour. They turned out to be wonderful at keeping the snakes at bay and earned his gratitude many times over. Thereafter he always had a few special ‘studio cats’ to keep him company.
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First Light: the art of Peter Kingston

nsw 5 Dec 2020 - 14 Feb 2021
  This exhibition is in some respects based on an epiphany experienced by Sydney artist Peter Kingston (born 1943) following the death of his close friend and Lavender Bay neighbour Brett Whiteley in 1992. It seemed that at last Kingston was released from an enormous shadow of talent, skill and
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Adelaide Tours: Treasury & Tunnels

sa 6 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
  Journey through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings. From riots to floods to historic reforms the Treasury sat at the heart of South Australia’s political life – come explore its secrets and forgotten stories!  
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Christmas Party at Kambah Woolshed

act 6 Dec 2020
The National Trust (ACT) invites you to this year’s   Annual Members’ Christmas Party at Kambah Woolshed Sunday 6 December 2020 3-5pm Perhaps you only recall Kambah as being ‘nappy valley’? Hear from special guest, Glenn Schwinghamer, about Kambah’s pastoral heyday during the Bennet era and what, if anything, remains.
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Monotreme Magic Art Workshop

sa 10 Dec 2020
Are you drawn to the unique beauty of our very special echidna and platypus? Share in local artist Zinia King’s love of these magestic creatures and learn to draw them in Zinia’s unique pen and watercolour style. For those who feel less confident and just want to work on their
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Christmas Carols at the Farm

wa 12 Dec 2020
Join in the Christmas fun! Bring your friends and family and join us on the banks of the Swan River for our annual Christmas Carols. Tuxedo Junction will ignite the caroller in us all with a wonderful mix of family friendly songs. Pack a picnic or enjoy light refreshments from
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Christmas Makers’ Market

vic 13 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
The stately gardens at Como House and the sprawling lawns at Rippon Lea Estate will be a sea of marquees hosting over 100 local makers, crafters and growers showcasing goods for you to treasure. Bring the family and enjoy a unique market atmosphere.   Dates Como House: Sunday 13 December, 10am
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Christmas at The Porter’s

nsw 13 Dec 2020
Go back one hundred years and what would children want for Christmas? A doll, a tin toy, a tiny tea set or that once-a-year publication, a Christmas Annual. All of these are on display at Miss Porter’s House Museum together with an extensive collection of Edwardian Christmas postcards Postcards were
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Z Ward: Behind The Walls

sa 9 Aug 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
  ​​​Neither prison nor hospital, the “criminal ward” of the former Glenside Mental Hospital occupies a unique place in South Australia’s history. From the rare ‘Ha Ha Wall’ encircling the building to its striking 1880s polychromatic brickwork, explore the breathtaking architecture and sobering history of this important site.    
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Meet Mary Lee | Floortalk

sa 19 Dec 2020
On 18 December 1894 a landmark legislation enabled women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament – a first in the world. This incredible achievement was the end result of years of campaigning,
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A Servant’s work is never done – school holidays at Old Government House

nsw 12 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
You are in charge of the kitchen today! Starting with what to serve, you will need to put together a menu for the evening. The Governor has provided you with a list of his favourite dishes. Select the ones you want, then practice your nineteenth-century flourishes as you copy your
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Coal Loader Tour

nsw 4 Feb 2021
It operated for over 70 years from the early 1920’s, primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk carriers. Dedicated as public open space in 1997, it was later transferred to North Sydney Council in 2003. The Coal Loader now features a sustainability retrofitted cottage, wetlands, community gardens, a
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