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Old Government House: Women of Distinction

nsw 31 Aug 2019 - 29 Nov 2020
While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary FitzRoy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times. Learn about Anna Josepha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in
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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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Scandinavian Summer

nsw 7 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
Stockholm Bicycles, Caren Berzins – lino print   Exhibition dates: 7 – 29 November 2020 Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday, 11am – 3pm   Utilising a number of mediums, mainly oil painting, mixed media on paper and prints, Artists Caren Berzin and Anita White showcase their experiences of travelling through
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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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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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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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Salon des Refusés 2020

nsw 26 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which
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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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Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

sa 29 Nov 2020
  Join local glass artist Joy Levins at Ayers House Museum to make your very own unique fused Glass Christmas Tree decoration. This is a fun 45min workshop. Saturday November 21 Joy will then kiln-fire your beautiful Tree ready for you to pick up the following weekend at Ayers House
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