You’re invited on Saturday 13 April to explore everything the La Perouse Museum has on offer! We’re throwing open the doors on three new exhibitions – come inside for a look, a listen, and a free cup of coffee.

Take a tour through our new exhibition Randwick Stories, dive into the Bayview Gallery and see Sydney’s iconic landmarks from a whole new angle, and learn more about the incredible boomerang masters of the Lapa Loop. Drop into a shellwork workshop with renowned Aboriginal Elder, educator, and shellworker Aunty Maxine Ryan before being enthralled by a live poetry reading by Wiradjuri poet and writer Jazz Money in the Macquarie Watchtower.

There’ll be music on the veranda all day, too, so why not grab your picnic blankets too and enjoy some lunch on the lawn.

All visitors will be able to enjoy one free cup of coffee between 10am and 2pm.

Check out the times below.

10am: Throwing the doors open. Start the morning off right with a free cup of coffee on the veranda and a gorgeous view.

10:30am – 12:30pm: Free drop-in shellwork workshop with renowned Elder and educator Aunty Maxine Ryan. No booking or tickets required, suitable for everyone (children ages 8+, and children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult).

11:30am: Tour the new exhibition Randwick Stories with curator Rebecca Jones, and go behind the scenes on the hunt for the unique stories and history of our suburbs. Find out more about the exhibition here. Originally from regional NSW, Rebecca Jones is a Sydney based museum curator and collections expert with over two decades experience in the museum sector.ย ย She has curated exhibitions about regional cafes and milk bars, produced exhibitions for Museums of History NSW and cared for the collections of the most significant historic properties in NSW.

1:30pm: An informal talk on the Boomerang Masters by Glen Timbery. Join Glen in the new display on Uncle Joe Timbery and learn about the history of boomerang makers in La Perouse.

2pm: Join poet Jazz Money for a poetry reading in the Watchtower. Jazz is a Wiradjuri poet and artist based on Gadigal land, Sydney. Their practice is centred around poetics while producing works that encompass installation, digital, performance, film and print. Tickets will be required for this performance, please visit the event page here.

2 – 4pm: Dive into Below Sea Level with the artist Glenn Duffus. Meet the artist and learn about Glenn’s photographic techniques and his quest to document the rising sea levels.