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Spooky stories for children

nsw 3 Aug 2019
The first ten Governors used this site as a country residence from 1790 to 1855 and their presence still haunts Old Government House. Children will learn about each of the rooms on the ground floor, what they are and how they were used during the Governors’ time. They also hear
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Vienna Cottage Christmas Boutique (29 Nov, 30 Nov & 1 Dec)

nsw 29 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
Some of the beautiful offerings available to buy include handmade jewellery, exquisite Christmas puddings/ cakes, gemstone accessories, stunning bags, delicious wines & liqueurs, prints, tea towels, Christmas hampers and local heritage books/ walking guides.       PLEASE NOTE the times of the 3 days are: Friday 29 Nov: 3-8pm
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A day in the Southern Highlands

nsw 1 Nov 2019
We will meet at about 9.30am (location to be confirmed upon payment) where we travel to the Moss Vale Railway Station’s Governor’s Waiting Room, the only Railway Station in Australia that was designed and built for Vice Regal use, built in 1867. From there we will proceed to Hillview built
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Georgian Glass: Colonial Style – Launch (champagne & canapes)

nsw 2 Aug 2019
This touring exhibition, presented by The National Trust (NSW), will showcase over 40 pieces from the Havelberg-Smith collection (c. 1700-1840), which highlight stylistic changes in English glass, driven by advances in technology and changes in the way people ate, drank and socialised. Tickets to this special evening are $40 for
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Everglades: The Queen’s Album exhibition

nsw 11 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
‘The Queen’s Album’ is a new exhibition produced to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. It features images from the 1882 album reproduced from original glass plate negatives sourced from the State Archives Collection. At Windsor Castle on 27 February, 1882 Queen Victoria received a special
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Georgian Glass: Colonial Style – Open Day at Lindesay

nsw 5 Aug 2019
Take this opportunity to also view Georgian Glass: Colonial Style: a travelling exhibition of over 40 beautiful pieces from the Havelberg-Smith Collection that will be on display at Lindesay in Darling Point until 27th September. This exhibition, presented by The National Trust (NSW), will showcase more than 40 pieces from
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Dry stone wall building workshop

nsw 27 Aug 2019
  The course will be guided by Craig Hulbert of Stonecraft Landscapes. Craig has been building stonewalls for over 30 years in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. He has been involved in all aspects of walling including retaining, freestanding and artistic expressions of the craft. Craig learnt dry stone walling from
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Looking at Architecture Lower Hunter Valley Country Weekend – Cessnock and Pokolbin

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
In the early days of settlement timber getting, agriculture and the discovery of coal brought population and prosperity to the area. Pokolbin is the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley Wine region where the production of world class wines has encouraged a flourishing tourist industry. Within easy reach of Sydney
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Mrs Macquarie’s Family Picnic

nsw 2 Nov 2019
Tours of the Dairy Cottage, one of the oldest intact cottages still standing in Australia, will be available while children are invited to try out Parramatta Park’s new convict and heritage themed inclusive and accessible playground, located just down the hill from Old Government House. This event is being run
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Road Less Travelled – Beyond the Great Divide

nsw 21 Sep 2019
Explore historic sites on the ridge of the Great Divide.
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The Artist’s Salon – A Series of Creative Interludes

nsw 28 Jun 2019 - 5 Oct 2020
Over the next ten months the Friends of Norman Lindsay Gallery and Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum will present a series of creative events, which kicked off this month with an evening to honour Rose Lindsay, Norman’s wife and model on July 6. Details of upcoming events can be found
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One Day Balance, Wellness and Wisdom Retreat

nsw 17 Aug 2019
We retreat to step back from our everyday life…   Don’t miss this rare opportunity. In partnership with Retford Park, Carli Phillips from Corporate Wellbeing Hub and Laure Ancedy from Balance By Design, invite you to a unique experience of balance, wellness and wisdom. This one-day retreat will be held
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Artist Robert Malherbe discusses portraiture

nsw 28 Jul 2019
Artist Robert Malherbe joins us to discuss portraiture and will create a finished portrait on paper of one lucky audience member! As an Archibald finalist in 2017 and 2018 and winner of the Manning Regional Art Gallery’s Naked and Nude painting prize, Robert is one of Australia’s leading figurative painters,
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Lower Hunter Valley Country Weekend: Cessnock and Pokolbin

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
In the early days of settlement timber getting, agriculture and the discovery of coal brought population and prosperity to the area. Pokolbin is the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley Wine region where the production of world class wines has encouraged a flourishing tourist industry. Within easy reach of Sydney
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Country Weekend Coach Trip Lower Hunter Valley: Cessnock and Pokolbin

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
In the early days of settlement timber getting, agriculture and the discovery of coal brought population and prosperity to the area. Pokolbin is the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley Wine region where the production of world class wines has encouraged a flourishing tourist industry. Within easy reach of Sydney
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Looking at Architecture: Neutral Bay Day

nsw 10 Sep 2019
Sessions: Morning Session – 10:30am – 12:30pm Afternoon Session – 1:00pm – 3:00pm Known to its Aboriginal inhabitants as Wirra-birra, the bay on the north side of the Harbour almost opposite to Sydney Cove was designated by Captain Arthur Phillip as a safe anchorage for foreign ships, sufficiently far away
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Puddin’ Day – Magic Pudding Fun

nsw 29 Sep 2019
The Magic Pudding has never been out of print and has been adapted for screen and stage (most recently by Victorian Opera) many times over. English novelist Philip Pullman has described it as one of his favourite children’s books saying: “I think it’s the funniest children’s book ever written.” On
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Fruits of the Academy (The Memory of Trees)

nsw 21 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Tickets: (Includes entry, exhibition and guided tour) Adults – $10 Seniors/students (5–15 years) – $8 Family (2 adults, 2 children) – $25 Children under 5 years – free You can see Sophie’s work online. For more information please contact woodford@nationaltrust.com.au.
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Woodford Academy ‘Friday 13th’ Ghost Tours

nsw 13 Sep 2019
Tickets: include entry, exhibition and guided tour. Adults $26, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS Bookings/enquiries: woodfordacademy@gmail.com   Two tours available: 7:30pm & 8:30pm  
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Tracking Eric & Eleanor Dark: An Extraordinary Walk

nsw 17 Aug 2019
Tickets (at door): include museum entry and guided tour, exhibition. Adults $10, seniors/ students (5–15 years) $8, family $25 (2 adults, 2 children), children under 5 years free Enquiries: woodfordacademy@gmail.com
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A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880

nsw 11 Aug 2019
Join us for a presentation of wedding gowns from 1788 to 1880, many of which are of historical significance. Hear the stories of their owners, and marvel at their resilience. Tickets: Members – $27 non-members – $30 ORDER ONLINE (Tickets include light refreshments after the presentation.)   For more information about
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