Ayers House Museum

Past Holiday Programs

Past Holiday Programs

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Come in from the cold: Ayers House Family Days

You will find a warm welcome for families all throughout the July School Holidays. Come in from the cold and explore Adelaide’s finest Victorian era mansion. Conveniently located on North Tce. Ayers House is the perfect place to enjoy some old fashioned analogue fun. Explore the house at your leisure and choose from a variety of self-guided activities.

  • Dressing up
  • Sewing
  • Chess
  • Dominoes
  • Dough rolling
  • Card making
  • Copperplate writing
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Photography
  • Jelly molding

Dates: Each day of the school holidays except for Mondays

Times: 10am-3pm, please note Ayers House Museum closes at 4pm

Cost: $5 (adults and children over 5 years old), please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Address: 288 North Tce. Adelaide

Contact: 8223 1234

Bookings: Not required

Public Transport: Ayers House Museum is easily accessible by public transport

 

The Fabulous Gaze: Ayers House family ceiling tour

Looking Up at Ayers House

All ceilings aren’t the same. At Ayers House we have low and high ones and ones painted with gold! Explore our ceilings and find out what they tell us about power and purpose. Play Ceiling-Match Mystery then take inspiration from their ornate decoration to design your own stenciling. Ages 6+.

When and where:
No upcoming dates scheduled
Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost
Adult: $15.00
Child: $5.00

Bookings essential: Book your place here.

Contact: (08) 8223 1234, bookings@nullnationaltrustsa.org.au

Shadow Play

Make your own shadow puppet theatre

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For kids who love making things and putting on shows.

Ayers House Museum is a beautiful Victorian-era mansion located on North Terrace. From its gloomy basement to the radiant chandeliers, there’s nowhere better to explore light and dark than Ayers House Museum. Tour the house and then create your own shadow puppet theatre and shadow puppets.

All families will go home with their own handmade theatre and puppets.

Ages: 6-14

When and where:
No upcoming dates scheduled
Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost: $15 per child, accompanying adult FREE. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Book your place here.

Booking contact: bookings@nullnationaltrustsa.org.au or ring our Holiday Program Officer on (08) 8223 1234.

All in the Bag

Make matchbox luggage

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For kids who love history and making tiny things.

Find out what Henry and Anne Ayers brought from England when they migrated to South Australia in 1840. Explore Ayers House Museum looking at the trunks and luggage used long ago. Help open an inlaid gown box, see the 19th century ‘laptop’ and discover the best way to transport pianos on sailing ships.

After the tour make a matchbox travelling trunk and fill it up with tiny provisions.

Ages: 6-14

When and where:
No upcoming dates scheduled
Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

Cost: $15 per child, accompanying adult FREE. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Book your place here.

Booking contact: bookings@nullnationaltrustsa.org.au or Holiday Program Officer on (08) 8223 1234.

Winter Stories and Peg Dolls

Bear

For kids who love stories and music

Come to the beautiful Ayers House and join us for traditional stories told in the cosy nursery. After the stories, have fun making a peg doll inspired by the stories.

Ages: 5-12 years
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 materials included
Date: Saturday 16th July
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Book here

 

 

Riddle Hunt and Book Making

Riddles

For kids who love to solve mysteries

Riddles are word puzzles that were popular in Victorian times. They are also popular with Hobbits! Use your cunning to solve riddles as you explore Adelaide’s finest Victorian era home.

Afterwards come up to the schoolroom and try writing with old fashioned pen and ink, and make a riddle book of your own.

Ages: 8-12 years
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 materials included
Tuesday July 12th: 10:30am-12pm
Thursday July 21st 1pm-2:30pm

Book here

 

 

A Stitch in Time

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For kids who love to explore and make

Tour Ayers House and find out what a pole screen is, and how it feels to stand under 3,000 pieces of crystal. Examine 19th century sewing paraphernalia and then join us in the nursery where you can do some sewing of your own.

Ages: 8-12 years
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 materials included
Tuesday July 12th 1-2:30
Thursday July 21st 10:30am-12pm

Book here

 

Please note: Activities are available to school-aged children only.

Numbers per group are strictly limited.

All children are to be accompanied by a parent/carer at all times.

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