Experiencing Elizabeth Farm: as a student, then as a teacher


If you went to school in Sydney, chances are that you visited one of our museums during a school excursion.

This was the case for Lisa, a year four teacher we recently welcomed back to Elizabeth Farm when she brought her class for an excursion.

Her first visit to Elizabeth Farm was in 2002, during a school excursion when she herself was in year four.

Lisa has generously shared now and then photographs of her Elizabeth Farm visits and we just love them!

­­Did you visit one of our museums when you were at school? We’d love to see your photos.

Share them with us at education@slm.com.au

If you’re interested in the excursions we offer, head to our website to browse our curriculum-linked learning programs for Stages 1–6.

Exterior front of Hyde Park Barracks


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Group of people around table with glass wall to rear.


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A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum


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