Education

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

New virtual excursion dates available

Students don’t have to leave their classroom to be transported back in time through a theatrical presentation using historical source material.

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New program for Early Years, Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

Students explore How Cities Work, what makes these places special, what goes on above and below ground and who lives there.

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Temporary closure of Hyde Park Barracks Museum

The museum will be closed during terms 1 to 3 in 2019 for a major renewal project and will reopen in late 2019, along with a suite of exciting new education programs for students in Stages 2–6 available from Term 1, 2020. Contact our Bookings team for alternative excursion options and subscribe to our eNews to keep up to date.

Teacher professional development

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

2019 dates now available.

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Learning resources

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

Learning resources

Free double pass for teachers 

Sign up for our enews today and get a free double pass to one of our historic houses and museums.

 

 

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.

Education news

Selection of convict love tokens.

Education

Convict love token classroom art activityWednesday 21 November 2018

Inspired by our convict love tokens and the personal stories they tell, we have developed a Creative Arts classroom activity for teachers to share with their students – a perfect end-of-term project!

Enthusiastic kids with hands up in old-fashioned school room.

Education

Expression of interest: Learning Advisory PanelsFriday 16 November 2018

Group in kitchen with fresh produce on table.

Education

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Woman in kitchen setting with range of cooking equipment in front of her on wooden bench.

Education

Free virtual excursion live from Vaucluse HouseWednesday 27 June 2018

We invite Stage 1 classes to be a part of our free virtual excursion, live from Vaucluse House on Tuesday 31 July. Meet our colonial gastronomer to investigate how food preparations has changed between the 19th century and today and make your own butter.

Education

Helping with the washing at Elizabeth FarmMonday 25 June 2018

One of the many interesting roles of the Sydney Living Museums' learning team is having authentic replicas of objects specially made for use in our school education programs.

Contact us

The Education Team

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

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

Bookings

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