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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use our syllabus-linked resources to complement a museum visit or to support your classroom activities.
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.
Bring the richness of our onsite museum programs right into your classroom with a curriculum-linked virtual excursion.
We offer project-based internships that give students direct experience of working in a museum.
Tertiary & adult education
We tailor visits for tertiary and adult education groups, including English language groups, specifically to the needs of each group.
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.