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 excursions at Hyde Park Barracks
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks like never before through new excursions and a brand-new immersive museum experience.
New excursion at Museum of Sydney
Stage 3 classes will explore the themes of resilience, resistance and survival in 1800s NSW as they apply to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in this exciting new program.
Postponed: Free virtual excursion Convict Love Token
Sydney Living Museums and the NSW Department of Education Distance and Rural Technologies (DART) team regret to advise that this planned virtual excursion scheduled for Tuesday 24 March, live from Hyde Park Barracks will be postponed until a date yet to be announced.
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.
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.