2014 Heritage Festival events

Come and join in the many events that make up this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. The 2014 theme - Journeys - is inspired by the first steam train arriving in Canberra in May 1914. This 16 day event celebrates the region’s Aboriginal, natural and built heritage. Take the journey...

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Single day events

Time Activity Cost
3 April
6-7pm
Launch of Heritage Festival plus History and Heritage Network Meeting - Queanbeyan Free
4 April
7-8.30pm
Lights! Canberra! Action! Encore Screening - Shine Dome Acton Free
5 April
1.30-4.30pm
4th Ainslie Open Houses and Gardens NT & U3A members $25, Adult $35
5 April
8-11.30pm
Heritage Bush Dance - Ainslie Adults $18, Concession $16
5 April
9am-5pm
'On the way to school' A walk along the Settlers Trail to the Tin Dish School Free CANCELLED
5 April
10-11.30am
Aranda Bushland guided Walk Gold coin donation
5 April
10am-4pm
Hume's Heyday Family Heritage Festival - Yass Adult $5 Family $10 CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
5 April
10am-4pm
Nimmitabel & District Garden Club Open Day $30
5 April
11am-3pm
Carillon Frolic Free
6 April
10.30-11.30am
Picnic in the Past - Queanbeyan Free
6 April
2-3pm
Speakers Corner - Through the lens: an emerging capital Free Booked out
6 April
10.30am-12.30pm
Brushstrokes in the Bush - Watson Free
6 April
9-11am
The Pinnacle Bird Walk Free
6 April
7.30-9.30am
Scrivener's Breakfast and One Tree Hill Walk Adult $5, Child $2, Family $10
6 April
2-5pm
'Anyone for Tennis?' an afternoon of tennis history with a cup of tea - Ainslie Free
6 April
10am-3pm
Yarralumla Nursery Open Day Gold coin donation
9 April
4.30-6pm
Telopea's 'Mystery Painting' - the secrets revealed Free
10 April
1.30-3.30pm
Captains Flat ‘Pathway to Gold Heritage Walk’ Free
10 April
10am & 2pm
Sense of Excellence Tour - Parliament House Adult $80, Child (10-16yrs) $70, Conc $70
10 April
6.30-9pm
Jane Austen Festival: bus tour and Regency Games Night
11 April
6.30pm
Jane Austen Festival Variety Night & Formal Dinner
12 April
10-11am
Tour of St Paul's Church at Manuka Gold coin donation
12 April
10am-4pm
Journeys in Time - Weston Gold coin donation
12 April
7pm-12am
Tharwa Bush Dance Adult $15, Child $5
12 April
2-4pm
Queanbeyan Printing Museum Open Day Free
12 April
2-3.30pm
Walking Tour of Magna Carta Place Gold coin donation
12 April
4-10pm
Mysterious Lake George and Haunted Collector Tour Adult $129
12 April
9am-12pm
Black Mountain's changing landscape since ancient times Free Booked out
12 April
10am-5pm
A little bit of Gundaroo history Free
12 April
10am-3pm
A walk to Yankee Hat Aboriginal Rock Art site NT and U3A members, $25 Adult $35
12 April
10am-4.30pm
Post Haste - Queanbeyan Free
12 April
11am-4pm
Take Queanbeyan's Journey with us Free
12 April
10.30am-12pm
Archaeological Lanyon Free BOOKED OUT
12 April
4-5pm
Get in touch with Canberra's early history - Reid Free
12 April
6.30pm
Jane Austen Daytime Workshops & Festival Ball
13 April
9.30am-12pm
A journey through the trees of 1914-1918 in Westbourne Woods Free
13 April
3pm
Meet the Artists of 'Unmade Edges Legacy' exhibition - Belconnen Free
13 April
10am-3pm
'Steaming' Open Day - Goulburn Gold coin donation
13 April
11am-3pm
Tidbinbilla Extravaganza Free CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
13 April
2-5pm
A Journey into Ngunnawal Heritage at Umbagong - Latham Free
13 April
1-4pm
Narrabundah Pre Fab walk NT & U3A members $25, Adult $35
13 April
10am-12pm
A Bush Journey - Queanbeyan Free
13 April
2-4pm
Beauty and the Beasties - The Cotter Free
13 April
11am-2pm
Mt Franklin Open Day Free
13 April
3-4pm
The Story of a Building - Acton Free
13 April
10am-1pm, 2.30-5.30pm
Alice and the Mad Hatters High Tea - Nicholls Adult $45, Child (14 and under) $25, Family (2A & 2Ch) $120
13 April
Jane Austen Festival Finale
13 April
2pm
‘Love in the woods’ a concert by Polifemy and Walking the Dog - Albert Hall Entry $10
14 April
1.30-4pm
ANU Classics Museum NT & U3A member $25, Adult $35 BOOKED OUT
14 April
10.30am-12.30pm
Buried History of Bungendore Free
16 April
5.30-7.30pm
Spotlight at Night - Watson Free
19 April
9am-3.30pm
Some early European journeys to the Canberra/Queanbeyan area - Kowen Forest Free
19 April
9am-12pm, 1-4pm
Extend your Journey into Canberra's Bushland - Namadgi Free
19 April
10.30am-12pm, Robertsons' House inspection 12.30-1.15pm
Three Cornerstones Walking Tour and Robertsons' House - Oaks Estate Gold coin donation
20 April
9.30am
The great Lanyon Easter egg hunt Family $10 BOOKED OUT
20 April
9.30am-2.30pm
Riversdale Devonshire Teas Free
10 May
2-4.30pm
Genealogical Journeys - Cook Adult $10

Multiple day events

Time Activity Cost
8 March - 22 June
10am-5pm
Exhibition - 'Elioth Gruner: the texture of light' Free
1, 15 and 29 April
10-11.30am
ANZAC Parade Tours Free
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 April
5.30-7pm
LBG Timewalk Free
3 - 30 April
9.30am-6pm Mon - Fri, 9.30am-4pm Sat
'On the Street where you live' - Queanbeyan Free
3-30 April
10am-5pm
People are Legends: Focusing on the literary works of Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993) - Woden Free
4, 10, 12, 17, 24 and 26 April
12.30 - 1.15pm, 1.30-2.15pm
Carillon Tours Free
4 - 20 April
10am-4pm
'Unmade Edges Legacy' exhibition - Belconnen Free
6, 13 and 20 April
11am-12pm
Hovell Bicentenary - Goulburn Adult $12.50, Child $2.50
5-20 April
10am-3pm, Sun 1-4pm
Canberra's Rail Trail Free
5 April
11am-12pm
Scaffold Tours - Old Parliament House Free
5-20 April
10am-4pm Tues-Sun
Lanyon Homestead Visit Adult $7, Conc $5 Family $15
5-21 April
10.30am & 1.30pm
Behind the Scenes – Feel the Heritage - Parliament House Adult $15, Child $10, Conc $10, Family $40
5-21 April
10am, 1pm, 3pm
Journey through the House - Free Tour - Parliament House Free
5-21 April
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Cooma Self-Guided Heritage Walk Free
5-21 April
10am-4.30pm
A Journey through Time: 150 years of living Australian History - Goulburn Adult $12, Conc $8
5-6 April
10am-4pm
Cuppacumbalong Homestead Open Day Gold coin donation
5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 April
1-4pm Sat-Sun
Calthorpes' House Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 April
1.30-4.30pm Sat-Sun
Mugga-Mugga Adult $7, Conc $5, Family $15
5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 April
11am-12.30pm, 1-1.45pm, 2-3.30pm
Cooma Monaro Train Rides $18, Child $12, Conc $15, Family $36
5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 April
12-12.45pm
Time Travellers' Guide to Canberra@ The National Dinosaur Museum Adult $14, Child $9.50, Con $10.50, Family $40
6 April
12.30-1.30pm & 1.30-2.30pm (4-8 years) and 2.30-3.30pm (8-12 years)
CMAG on Sunday: 'near and far' Child $5, ACT M&G Members and eligible concession card holders free
7-13 April
10am-5pm
ACT Region Catchment Groups Art Prizes, 2014 'Connecting with our Natural Landscape and Cultural Heritage' - Red Hill Free
7, 9, 14 and 15 April
7-8.30pm
Torchlight Tours of St John's Graveyard Adult $10, Child $5
8 and 22 April
10-11.30am
Old Parliament House Garden Tours Free
10-13 April
Jane Austen Festival
11 and 17 April, 3 and 16 May
7-9.30pm
Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight Adult $55, Child $45, Conc $45, discounts for groups of 3 or more
12-13 April
10am-4pm
'On Our Selections - District Life of the late 19th Century' - Hall Gold coin donation
12 and 17 April
10am-12.30pm
A child's journey to school: Blundells Cottage to St John's Schoolhouse $5
12-20 April
10am-4pm
'The Rural Series' by Ray McJannett exhibition - Belconnen Free
13-14 April
12-4pm Sun, 10am-2pm
Parkwood Chapel Open Day Gold coin donation
13 and 20 April
10am-4pm
Open Day Tuggeranong Schoolhouse Museum Gold coin donation
14-28 April
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Sunken Stories of Old Acton Gold coin donation
15 and 16 April
Tues 10am-2pm (5-8 years), Wed 10am-2pm (9-12 years)
School Holiday Workshop: move me - Civic Child $20, ACT M&G members $15 BOOKED OUT
15 and 16 April
Tues 10am-12pm (5-8 years), Wed 10am-2pm (9-12 years)
School Holiday Program: Who's nesting at Mugga-Mugga? Child 5-8 years $10, ACT M&G members $7, Child 9-12 years $20, ACT M&G members $15
18-21 April
9am-4pm
Easter Steam Extravaganza Adult $20 Child $15