Today we welcome winter, and many of us are wondering how we are going to manage lots more days indoors thanks to the cloudy skies above. One great solution to staying ahead of the weather is to head indoors and visit one of the many fantastic cultural institutions we have around the country.
Art galleries and museums are treasure troves of exciting ideas, objects and images. They are full of strange collections and interesting facts, and are the perfect place to inspire an inquiring mind. Families are welcomed visitors to these spaces and they often have special places for children which are interactive and age appropriate. Best of all, many of our finest institutions are free or have a low cost entry, so you can make it a big day out adventure or part of a regular program of visits.
Remember, rainy days can be enjoyed with dinosaurs, shipwrecks, art and antiquities and, if that isn’t enough, then keep in mind that most galleries and museums have great cafes!
Some of the exhibitions currently on around the country:
Drawings from the Musee d’Orsay, QAGOMA in Brisbane
Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of New York
Shipwreck Exhibition, Western Australian Museum
Narnia Exhibition, The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney
Wallace and Grommit’s World of Invention, Scienceworks in Melbourne
View the Transit of Venus, QVMAG in Launceston
unDisclosed – National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia in Canberra
International Art Series, Art Gallery of South Australia