Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

The Rocks Discovery Museum

by Vanessa M (follow)
School Holidays (40)      Educational (13)      Museum (8)      School Holiday Activities (1)      Sydney City (16)      The Rocks (7)      The Harbour (1)     
Address: Kendall Lane, The Rocks

The Rocks Discovery Museum is located among the laneways of The Rocks and tells the story of the local area in a way that aims to engage all kinds of visitors, from international tourists to children living in Sydney.

Though it's a few storeys high, the museum is not so large that kids will have time to lose interest, as there are only four main rooms. Each of these is dedicated to a particular period of the area's history, from Indigenous occupation before settlement, to its time as a colony and a port, and through to the present day.

All the rooms have a minimalist, modern look that ensures they're far from overwhelming. The information they contain is presented through a combination of touch screens, audio and visual elements and much of the space is left in its original state (that of a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse).

the rocks, discovery museum, school holidays, interactive, kids activities
Everything is presented in an attractive way

Typically, objects are displayed in cabinets or glass- topped tables in the centre of the room, and along one or more walls there are panels of information, more artefacts, and interactive experiences, such as doors to lift, draws to pull out and even games.

the rocks, discovery museum, school holidays, interactive, kids activities
At least one wall in each room is full of panels of information and interactive experiences

the rocks, discovery museum, school holidays, interactive, kids activities
The use of touch screens mean there's heaps of information, but it doesn't appear overwhelming, just engaging

Entry to this museum is free but gold coin donation is appreciated. It's open 10am to 5pm each day (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) and can be accessed on Kendall Lane, which you can get to from Argyle Street. If you visit during the school holidays, you will find free, hands-on programs taking place, which the whole family will enjoy.

#The Rocks
#Sydney City
#The Harbour
#School Holidays
#School Holiday Activities
I like this Article - 3
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Vanessa M
Address: Anzac Parade, La Perouse Congwong Beach is a relatively small beach but that's one of it...
Address: 203 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW 2077 At a Glance: A central park close to the attract...
Address: Denman Parade, Normanhurst At a Glance: Cost: Free Opening Times: 24 Hours BBQs: No...
Address: 97a Campbell Drive Wahroonga NSW 2076 At a Glance: A simple oval with some simple basic ...
Address: Cnr Amor Street and Hyacinth Street, Hornsby, NSW, 2077 At a Glance: Cost: Free ...
Address: Lodge Street, Hornsby At a Glance: Cost: Free Opening Times: 24 hours BBQs: No Kio...
1 like
view all articles by Vanessa M
Articles by Vanessa M on Other Hubs
ID: 5372
[ Submit a Comment ]
Outdoor (226)
Indoor (111)
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version