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.
Free weekend for teachers
To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, Sydney Living Museums invites primary and secondary school teachers and their families to enjoy free museum entry on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October.
New excursion at Museum of Sydney
Stage 3 classes will explore the themes of resilience, resistance and survival in 1880s NSW as they apply to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in this exciting new program.
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. For alternative excursion options, please contact our Bookings team 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.
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.
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.