Learning

Sydney Living Museums has suspended all public programming until further notice.

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. 

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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.

See all primary programs

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.

See all secondary programs

Learning resources

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.

See all learning resources

Contact us

The Learning Team

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

T 02 8239 2288
F 02 8239 2299
learningteam@slm.com.au

Bookings

For all Learning bookings, please contact Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211 or email bookings@slm.com.au

Featured

Exterior of brick building.

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.

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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.

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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

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Teacher professional development

Explore engaging ways to teach history in the primary classroom with our full-day, NESA-accredited courses.

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Learning resources

Use our syllabus-linked resources to complement a museum visit or to support your classroom activities.

Learning resources

Learning eNews  

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Virtual excursions

Bring the richness of our onsite museum programs right into your classroom with a curriculum-linked virtual excursion.

More about virtual excursions.

Internships

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.

Learning news

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

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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.

Child in exhibition space interacting with model cars and trucks.

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Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019

Sandstone carved with words in Aboriginal languages.

Learning

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.

Group of teachers and SLM staff.

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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.