Past Event

History of the Rattington Family

Learn about the history of The Rocks with the fictional Rattington Family. Play rat hunting on a guided museum tour, followed by Story Time and Origami Rat making at the museum attic.

Entry is FREE or by gold coin donation. 20 children per session. Please register at Museum Reception.

Children will learn about the colonial history of The Rocks including The Gadigal people, Colonisation, British officers and convicts, Gold Rush, and Bubonic Plague. Children also will learn briefly about archaeology, artefacts, and archaeologists.

Recommended for Primary School Aged Children, 5-12 years. 

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History of the Rattington Family

Mon 26 - Fri 30 September 
Mon 4 - Thur 6 October

Session 1: 11:00am – 11:45am
Session 2: 12:15pm -1:00pm


Kendall Ln, The Rocks NSW 2000

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The Rocks Discovery Museum provides dignified access to the ground floor and first floor display areas of the museum via an accessible lift. The upper level space (level 3) is not able to be accessed by wheelchairs but provides for safe ambulant access via a stair case.
Map, showing History of the Rattington Family