Ayers House Museum

School holiday programs

School holiday programs

Vacation Care

Ayers House offers Vacation Care groups a fully facilitated one and a half hour program. Click here for more information.

Join us for a series of fun, hands-on holiday programs:

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:
Saturday 22 April, 10am-11:30am and 1pm-2:30pm
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

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

Time: 1pm-2:30pm

Dates: Friday January 13th, Tuesday January 17th, Wednesday January 25th

Location: Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace Adelaide.

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

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

Time: 10:30-12pm

Dates: Friday January 13th, Tuesday January 17th, Wednesday January 25th

Location: Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace Adelaide.

 

Book your place here.

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

 

 

Past holiday programs

 

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