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Rippon Lea’s Victorian Kitchen

vic 15 Sep 2022 - 13 Oct 2022
Step inside a rare surviving example of a 19th century Victorian kitchen.
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Portia Geach Memorial Award

nsw 16 Sep 2022 - 6 Nov 2022
The Award, first given in 1965, was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 for a portrait painted by an Australian female artist is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit. The
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Como School Holiday Program

vic 19 Sep 2022 - 28 Sep 2022
Our school holiday program is all about the kids!
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Convict Artisans Treasure Hunt for the Spring School Holiday

nsw 24 Sep 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
Can you find the broad arrow in the room? Whose handmade lace flowers are those? Where is the Kangaroo that stands tall? And what’s that he’s standing on?.. Come along for a treasure hunt at Old Government House. Use your map to find the objects and along the way discover
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No Time To Spare – Southern Highlands

nsw 24 Sep 2022 - 6 Oct 2022
61 years ago the Women’s C ommittee of the National Trust was so concerned about the destruction of Sydney’s sandstone buildings that they mounted an exhibition of 34 Max Dupain photographs – “No Time to Spare” – to highlight the urgent need for protection and preservation of historical buildings at
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Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile

nsw 5 Mar 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile, running from 5 March – 27 November, tells the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the colony. The exhibition explores how those forcibly banished to the antipodes used their skills and acumen to become independent businesspeople who furnished the
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Cook Book Sale

vic 25 Sep 2022 - 28 Sep 2022
Over 400 pre-loved cookery books will be on sale in the vintage kitchen.
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Adelaide Tours: Treasury & Tunnels

sa 6 Dec 2020 - 4 Dec 2022
    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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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

nsw 25 Sep 2022
Calling all mini ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special kids twilight tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Children are encouraged to bring their scariest costumes along to add to the feeling of
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Art Workshop – Spring Flowers

sa 29 Sep 2022
Spring is in the air! Put away your winter woolies and join local Adelaide Hills artist Zinia King in drawing/painting the beautiful gardens of Stangate House. The garden will be alive with colours and shapes, endless inspiration for you to paint your own garden scene/bouquet. Side note: It may actually
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Leura Gardens Festival

nsw 1 Oct 2022 - 4 Oct 2022
Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 kms west of Sydney, the gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The 2022 Leura Gardens Festival is a wonderful celebration for all
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Victorian Secrets, Underwear of the 1850s

vic 1 Oct 2022
Discover the secrets of dressing (and undressing) in the 1850s!
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Feathered Passions

nsw 1 Oct 2022 - 23 Oct 2022
Birds inspire us, uplift us, bring us hope. They are exquisite forms of beauty. Their powers of flight amaze us, with their innate control, their sense of freedom, and the often extraordinary distances they cover, simply to exist. In a rapidly-changing environment, both locally and globally, with immense pressures upon
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Z Ward: Behind The Walls

sa 22 Aug 2020 - 16 Oct 2022
  ​​​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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