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Living Heritage Festival


Sun 4 Aug 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Tempe House, 1 Princes Highway, Arncliffe, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Children under 12: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Historic Houses Association Members: $9.00
  • Adults: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: beramanda

The Living Heritage Festival is hosted by the Historic Houses Association at Tempe House. This all-day festival is a celebration of the forgotten crafts of the past and the heritage skills of the tomorrow. See diverse craft specialists and producers; engage with pop-up history talks; join in hands-on craft workshops, and watch fascinating demonstrations.

Exhibitions and Demonstrations. Pop Up Presentations. Stalls and Performances.

Traditional trade skills on display in the chapel include heritage stonework, paint, stenciling and wood graining techniques. Exhibition of rare colonial fashion gowns with demonstrations by a range of craft artisans. Learn the art of quilling and join a sewing circle.

Across Discovery Point Park and Mt Olympus enjoy history pop-up and tours—hear from local historians about the stories of the people, house and life around Tempe House from the 1830s to today’s restoration. Chat to the experts about native bee keeping, heritage sustainability and learn about how life was lived on the banks of the Cooks River.

​Artisan and local food stalls and ‘Willie the Boatman’ craft beer for sale. Access to the Pop Up Presentations, Demonstrations, Exhibitions and Stalls are all included with the General Entry ticket. Children under 12 free.