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Fun for families

Spirited: Australia's Horse Story
Free for kids

Fun for families

The Spirited family trail Imagine My Horse Powered Life is a fun and informative way to explore the exhibition.The trail culminates in a dedicated family space, where you can dress up as a pony club rider or a stock worker, try out a side saddle, learn how to draw a horse, and measure your height in hands.

Visit the Spirited sensory stations and smell varieties of horse feed, feel different types of horse shoes and plait a horse’s tail.

Detail of back section and hubcap of milk wagon, 1940s
The Lincoln Park Dairy horsedrawn delivery cart, 1940s. Photo: Jason McCarthy.


Pick up a Gallop through the Galleries brochure and follow a horse-themed tour of the permanent galleries. Check out horse-related objects such as Phar Lap’s heart, a thoroughbrace mail coach and a horse-powered Sunshine harvester.


*Children under 16 receive free entry to the Spirited exhibition if accompanied by an adult.