This includes onsite learning programs, performances, talks, walking tours and all school holiday activities. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19. However, you can still discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.
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.
Sydney Living Museums offers a range of free online learning resources. Designed by teachers for primary and secondary school students to use in class or at home.
New virtual excursion: Cooking up the Past
Discover how food was grown, stored and cooked in the past and learn how to make butter live from the 1820s kitchen at historic Vaucluse House.
New virtual excursion: Convict Work
Learn about how convicts lived and worked at the Hyde Park Barracks in the early 19th century. Examine historical sources and see how the bricks used to build the Barracks were made by hand.
Student Writing Competition
Stage 4 and 5 English and History students in NSW are invited to write a piece of historical fiction inspired by the images in our upcoming online exhibition A Thousand Words.
Entries open 11 May
Teacher professional development
Explore engaging ways to teach history in the primary classroom with our full-day, NESA-accredited courses.
Use our syllabus-linked resources to complement a museum visit or to support your classroom activities.
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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.
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