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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Transport Subsidy now available

We are now offering a transport subsidy to disadvantaged NSW Government primary and secondary schools who attend curriculum-based programs at our museums.

Read more about the subsidy

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. Available in Terms 1 and 2, 2019.

Find out more

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. 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.

Learn more

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.


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

Child in exhibition space interacting with model cars and trucks.


Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019

Sandstone carved with words in Aboriginal languages.


New schools program at Museum of SydneyFriday 10 May 2019

The new excursion for Stage 3 students explores links between Indigenous and European histories, cultures and perspectives in the expanding Sydney colony of the 1800s.

Students in historic house setting.
Group of teachers and SLM staff.


New Learning Advisory Panels at SLMMonday 25 March 2019

The Learning Team at SLM is thrilled to move into a very busy year with two new Learning Advisory Panels – Primary and Secondary teachers.

Selection of convict love tokens.


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!

Contact us

The Education Team

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

T 02 8239 2288
F 02 8239 2299


For all Education bookings, please contact Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211 or email