Whether you're trying to escape the weather, or just want a more enriching experience for the kids, checking out of the many incredible museums on offer in Sydney is always a great way to spend a day with the family.
The National Maritime Museum is a universal favourite. The exhibitions focused around the danger and excitement of life at sea is sure to capture the imagination. Family Funday Sundays (once a month) bring a plethora of activities to the table, including character led-tours, face painting and live performances. There’s also a Mini Mariner Playspace to entertain the little ones while you relax.
If the kids have an interest in the justice system, the Sydney Justice and Police Museum is often overlooked, but a fascinating option. Plus, the kids can participate in a full courtroom experience and come to a verdict - guilty or not guilty! You can also head down to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and see one of the most significant convict sites. Kids can try on the clothing that was worn, lie down in the hammocks that were used, even try out the leg shackles.
No list of Sydney museums would be complete without the famous Powerhouse Museum. The innovative, interactive exhibits teach kids about engineering and technology, and how they’ve impacted society. Plus, the kids get to play and experiment with the latest tech in The Lab.
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