Remembering the Easter Show

8 April – 10 October 2022 Museums Discovery Centre Free Entry

The sweet anticipation of showbags. The pungent smell of livestock. The strength and speed of the woodchoppers. The colour and racket of Sideshow Alley. Visiting the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been a rite of passage for almost two centuries. Founded in 1822 with the aim of improving the state’s produce, the Agricultural Society of NSW held the first Agricultural Show the following year. It was an opportunity for farmers and manufacturers to display their goods, compete for a medal and perhaps win a prestigious Royal Sydney Ribbon. Today, the Easter Show has developed beyond livestock and produce to find a vital place in our cultural landscape.


Individuals: Free entry, no bookings required.

Schools and Groups: Please contact us on (02) 9217 0222 to arrange your visit.

Find more information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.


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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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Arts and Crafts

Inside the Collection celebrating arts and crafts at the Sydney Royal Easter Show


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The Sydney Royal Easter Show has a long history

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View Collection Set

See some of the exhibition objects in the online collection.

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