Children & family

Child exploring the How to Move a Zoo exhibition.

About How to Move a Zoo

During the summer of 2021–22 this exhibition showed how hundreds of animals journeyed across the city to their new home at Taronga Zoological Park in 1916

Illustration of man

Adam Gilmour

Gilmour Space CEO & Founder

Sydney Opera House Barbie doll

An icon wearing an icon: Sydney Opera House Barbie

Stepping away from her signature pink, Barbie honours the Sydney Opera House with more subtle tones in her gown, that reflect the Opera House and its Harbourside location

Child's stoneware tea set

Child's play

The imagination of a child can turn the simplest toy into a prized possession

Black and white photo of children playing on equipment.

Childhood at Susannah Place

Growing up in a small inner-city house in mid 20th century Sydney involved being outdoors pretty much most of the time

Campaign photos for Cutter and Coota, featuring a performer dressed in a possum skin cloak posing within the grounds of the Hyde Park Barracks.

Cutter and Coota: a children’s play by Bruce Pascoe

Meet author and historian Bruce Pascoe and the main characters from his play Cutter and Coota as they reflect on the play’s themes and the experience of performing at the Hyde Park Barracks

Wallpaper, c1888

Dick Whittington and his Cat

The tall tale of Dick Whittington and his adventurous cat reminded children that good deeds and generosity will ultimately lead to great fortune

Black and white street photograph of three women linking arms standing in the street.

Family photo reunion

Imagine visiting an exhibition and discovering a photograph of yourself and your family that you had never seen before

From the collection: The garden year with Mr Bear

This charming children’s book was published in Sydney in late 1937 or early 1938 by the Australian seed company Arthur Yates & Co