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

Exterior of brick building.

Teacher preview event: Hyde Park Barracks

Our teacher preview event at the Hyde Park Barracks on Thursday 5 March has now booked out

Event information

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.

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Free virtual excursion: Convict Love Tokens

Students will be transported to the recently renewed Hyde Park Barracks to learn about and make a convict love token in this live virtual excursion on 24 March.

Bookings essential

Teacher professional development

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

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Learning resources

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

Learning resources

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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.

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Learning news

Exterior front of Hyde Park Barracks

Learning

Teachers and students to experience new Hyde Park BarracksFriday 7 February 2020

Students and teachers can discover the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks like never before after undergoing its major renewal.Teachers are invited to register for an

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.

Learning

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.

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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