The great Aussie backyard

Child jumping over sprinkler

When we think of the traditional Aussie backyard, many of us conjure up images of hot summers, barbeques, a Hills Hoist and a friendly game of cricket. We also think of space but, since the 1990s, Australian backyards have been shrinking in size. What impact is this having on our lifestyles and the environment?

Come and explore the evolution of the backyard from the outhouse to the outdoor room. Discover ways to make your backyard wildlife friendly and create your own backyard invention. Spend time playing backyard games too! A fun, interactive exhibition for all ages.

While you're visiting, be sure to check out our interactive Imaginarium experience The Patch where you can  plant your own pretend veggie patch, harvest fruits, create wildflowers and more!

Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.  

Image credit: Boy jumping over rotating sprinkler in backyard (detail), 1953. Image courtesy of Museums Victoria.

This exhibition is part of Hot Hot Hot Festival - a summer celebration of arts and culture in Moreton Bay.


  • Wednesday, 19 October 2022 - Sunday, 05 March 2023


Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe 4020  View map

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