On the Move at Museum of Sydney
Planes, trains and automobiles – all manner of transport is the theme of On the Move, a new interactive children’s exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.
On the Move, a new family-friendly exhibition that explores transport in all its forms, opens at the Museum of Sydney on 7 December.
Created by Sydney Living Museums in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, On the Move takes visitors on a journey around Australia, discovering fascinating facts about different modes of transport and vehicles along the way.
“On the Move is following on from the hugely popular, How Cities Work and Sand in the City,” said Adam Lindsay, Executive Director, Sydney Living Museums.
Helping you along your journey are the stories of some of Australia’s transport ‘trailblazers’. From John Bradfield, who designed Sydney’s underground electric train system and the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Adam Gilmour, founder of Australia’s leading space technology company.
Stories of pioneers include Kathleen Howell, Jean Robertson and their dog Barney, who mapped areas of Australia in their Italian sports car and aviatrix Nancy Bird Walton – the youngest female pilot in Australia.
Promising to be an audience favourite is the story of 9 year old Lennie Gwyther who rode his pony, Ginger Mick, 1000kms to witness the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lennie met with Prime Minister Joseph Lyons on his way through Canberra and was made part of the bridge opening ceremonies before riding home to rural Victoria.
So grab your ticket and journey into an interactive world of transport this summer.
WHAT: On the Move exhibition
WHEN: 7 December 2019 – 18 October 2020
WHERE: Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets
COST: FREE with museum entry – Adult $15, Concession $12, Family $38, Members & children under 3 FREE.
Designed especially for children and families, On the Move is a highly engaging exhibition that offers hands-on discovery of incredible journeys, unique inventions, amazing vehicles and intrepid explorers across the country.