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Two Griffin open houses and guided walk

Castlecrag, nsw

Take a guided walk in the Griffins’ Castlecrag and visit the interiors of two beautifully restored homes designed by Walter Burley Griffin.

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Singleton Historical Society & Museum Open Day

Singleton, nsw

The building was originally two lock-up cells on the site in 1840. In 1899, the Municipal Council was given the buildings after a new gaol was built. In 1963, the Singleton Historical Society was given the use of the building.

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Braidwood Country House & Garden Weekend

Braidwood, nsw

Visit an array of country gardens and historic houses in charming Braidwood. Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, historic Braidwood is listed on the Register of the National Estate and was the first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.

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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special one-hour twilight candle-lit tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Hear stories by volunteers, staff and guests!

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The Edina Estate Tour and Tea

Waverley, nsw

Located in Waverley in Sydney’s busy Eastern Suburbs, Edina is described as ‘one of the grandest private houses surviving in Sydney from Colonial times’, yet few people know of this historical gem, hiding in plain sight. Tour this historical gem and enjoy morning tea.

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Fairy Escapades

Leura, nsw

Children will enjoy an enchanting theatre performance travelling through hidden nooks of the gardens with Fairy Lilly and other mischievous creatures.

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Back to Black Exhibition

Parramatta, nsw

Explore the different meanings of black across a century of fashion, from mourning a loved one, to the chic elegance of the little black dress, at Old Government House's new major exhibition Back to Black.

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Mother’s Day Delights

Maitland, nsw

For a special Mother’s Day treat, take an intriguing tour through historic Grossmann House and enjoy homemade delectables in the garden.

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Ghost Night

Parramatta, nsw

Connect with the past on a candlelit tour of Old Government House, Parramatta and hear stories of strange happenings experienced by volunteers, staff and past guests.

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Heritage Day at Parramatta North

North Parramatta, nsw

Discover the connected history and compelling stories of Parramatta North, located by the Parramatta River, by exploring the restored buildings, cultural hub and open spaces. Heritage Day is family friendly, with guided tours, talks and workshops, live music, great food, and children's activities.

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Heritage Walks of Wyong

Wyong, nsw

Discover the unique history of Wyong by taking an easy paced walking tour around the town centre. Our experienced and knowledgeable guides will both educate and entertain you.

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Military Matters

Wyong, nsw

In the lead up to Anzac Day, this timely seminar will provide attendees with valuable and unique information about our military past.

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Theatre in the Illawarra

, nsw

Did you meet your sweetheart at the movies? Were you in a local theatre group? Remember your first kiss in the drive-in? This exhibition of photos from the collection on display and online will evoke memories of connections made as participant or audience at theatres in the Illawarra.

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Bungonia Connections Guided Tours

Bungonia, nsw

A guided tour through the amazing Bogong Aboriginal Bushfood garden and to MIZPAH, a stunning Colonial stone inn, reveals connections. After refreshments in the Village Hall, make your own tours and follow the enticing Heritage trail around the village, and explore the Bungonia National Park

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Connections Shared Story Walk

Central Tilba, nsw

Embark on a Journey Through Heritage and Cultural Tapestry.

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Connections Twilight Poetry by Lantern Light Walk

Central Tilba, nsw

An Evening of Verse Illuminated. Step into the enchanting world of poetry, illuminated by lantern light, as Tilba Walks presents "Connections: Twilight Poetry by Lantern Light Walk" during The Australian Heritage Festival 2024.

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Bringing the Past into the Present.

Wentworth Falls, nsw

Tarella Cottage was built in the 1890s. As the family changed its purpose from holiday house to full-time residence, additions were made. Come along and see what's been done to the original cottage over those early years. You can explore Tarella Cottage, the Old Kitchen and the Research Centre.

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Architecture & History Potts Point & Elizabeth Bay Tour

Potts Point, nsw

You'll discover the wonderful and decadent sides of Sydney’s housing.
Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay are amongst the colourful places in the country. With a harbourside location, these have been home to the very rich and the very poor, to churches, gangsters and scandal.

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Sly Groggin’ with Kate Leigh the Gangster Queen – Immersive cabaret experience

Surry Hills, nsw

Unforgettable night of local knowledge shared by Kate and her henchmen. True local stories direct from the mouth of the Queen of Surry hills herself with her insights into the razor gang years in her actual home which was also her first sly grog shop. Tickets include performance, antipasto plate and dessert.

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Yarramalong Heritage Multi Arts Expo

Yarramalong,, nsw

Yarramalong's natural, cultural and indigenous shared stories will be stunningly reflected through artwork, music and indigenous activities presented against our historic backdrop of 1890's sandstone buildings at Yarramalong Old School among the stately trees in beautiful Yarramalong Valley.

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Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival

Sutherland, nsw

There will be lots of variety with what the Sutherland Shire has to show to connect and preserve our history.
From Loftus, Sutherland, Kirawee, Gymea to Cronulla, Kurnell and The Royal National Park there will be something for everyone to see.

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