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.

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.

Discover how transportation works in busy cities and how fuel choices you make can have a positive impact on the environment. See how transport modes have evolved over time – the trials, the failures and the successes. Develop your fantasy trip, fuel up at the servo, craft your dream machine and build a vehicle for the future from LEGO® and test it on a futuristic city track.

“On the Move is the next in a series of family-friendly exhibitions following on from the hugely popular, How Cities Work and Sand in the City,” said Adam Lindsay, Executive Director, Sydney Living Museums. “Visitors leaving the Museum of Sydney, being so close to the transport hub of Circular Quay, will have a new appreciation of the way in which transport affects our lives”

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.

Sign up to our Fortnightly Newsletter


  • No comments yet.
  • Add a comment

    Sign up to our Newsletter to be the first to know of
    upcoming events, competitions and everything Inner West!

    You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

    There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

    Inner West Mums will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.