Explore history these school holidays at Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Hawkesbury Regional Museum is open six days a week (10-4pm, closed Tuesdays) these school holidays and is also offering online activities and ideas for children to explore history at home.

Why not take a tour of your house and pretend it is a museum? Find the oldest item, as well as the biggest and your favourite items.

Drop in: The museum is open every day except Tuesday. Picture: Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Drop in: The museum is open every day except Tuesday. Picture: Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Watch Museum Online videos at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum/museum-online, and access history-related activities that can be done at home. Read the fact sheets and share your findings with family and friends.

Follow the steps online at https://bit.ly/2WboBG7 to make and play a farming-themed game of memory.

Learn about how you can find and access old public school records, via a webinar courtesy of State Archive & Records NSW at https://bit.ly/2WeXI3Y.

Explore the museum collection online, which includes hundreds of items with photos and information at https://bit.ly/32cLNHO.

Create a mini museum by taking a box and laying-out your exhibition objects. You could make a social history museum with items from the house, a natural history museum with stuffed toys and dinosaur fossils, or a more specialised museum of toy cars or coins.

If you visit the museum in the flesh, you can learn about the history of the Hawkesbury - Australia's third-oldest mainland settlement - as well as stories of the Darug people, convict settlers and pioneering families.

Hawkesbury Regional Museum is at 8 Baker Street, Windsor. Call 4560 4655.

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