Inside: Life in Children's Homes and institutions

9 August – 17 November

Inside explores the hidden history of people who grew up in children’s homes, orphanages and institutions in Australia in the Mid-20th century.

From the 1920s through to the 1980s, more than half a million children in Australia spent all or some of their childhood in institutionalised care.

The reasons they were taken in were many, including removal by the state and being surrendered by families unable to manage in a time of inadequate welfare.

The treatment they received often affected their entire lives.

This exhibition shares their profoundly moving stories through their memories, documents, photos and possessions.

Inside is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and supported by the Department of Social Services.

WARNING: This exhibition contains confronting and disturbing content, and names and images of deceased people. It may not be suitable for children under 15 years.

Level 4, free Admission





Event Details

09 August 2014 - 17 November 2014