Learning

Primary programs

Students step into history during an excursion to our historic houses and museums to discover how people lived in the past and the important events and stories that unfolded in these special places. Our excursions are immersive, curriculum-linked and unforgettable.

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Secondary programs

Our secondary school excursions cover a diverse range of topics and issues, from colonisation and the history of contact with Aboriginal people to archaeology, food technology and crime and punishment.

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Featured

Two children participating in program inside heritage house.

Transport Subsidy now available

We now offer a transport subsidy to disadvantaged NSW Government primary and secondary schools who attend curriculum-based programs at our museums.

Read more about the subsidy

New excursion at Museum of Sydney

Stage 3 classes will explore the themes of resilience, resistance and survival in 1800s NSW as they apply to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in this exciting new program.

Find out more

Temporary closure of Hyde Park Barracks Museum

The museum will be closed throughout 2019 for a major renewal project and will reopen in early 2020, along with a suite of exciting new education programs for students in Stages 2–6 that will be available from Term 2, 2020. Stage 2 & 3 programs are now available to book.

View the new programs

Teacher professional development

Explore engaging ways to teach history in the primary classroom with our full-day, NESA-accredited courses.

Learn more

Learning resources

Use our syllabus-linked resources to complement a museum visit or to support your classroom activities.

Learning resources

Learning eNews  

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Virtual excursions

Bring the richness of our onsite museum programs right into your classroom with a curriculum-linked virtual excursion.

More about virtual excursions.

Internships

We offer project-based internships that give students direct experience of working in a museum.

Find out more about internships.

Tertiary & adult education

We tailor visits for tertiary and adult education groups, including English language groups, specifically to the needs of each group.

Contact our Bookings team.

Learning news

Children in uniform gathered around a glass topped display table.

Learning

Not your average classroomTuesday 24 September 2019

From playing Victorian children’s games to making ‘convict’ bricks, the Experience & Learning Team deliver inspiring and fun educational experiences at eight of our 12 historic places.

Group of people around table with glass wall to rear.

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Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019

With federal funding assistance, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site of first Government House.

A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum

Learning

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Learning

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Child in exhibition space interacting with model cars and trucks.

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Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019

Contact us

The Learning Team

Sydney Living Museums
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

T 02 8239 2288
F 02 8239 2299
learningteam@slm.com.au

Bookings

For all Learning bookings, please contact Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211 or email bookings@slm.com.au