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.

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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.

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.

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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

New virtual excursion: A New Home

Learn about the female Irish orphans who migrated to Australia in the 1800s and stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks.

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New virtual excursion: First Contacts

Learn about first contacts between Aboriginal peoples and colonists that arrived as part of the First Fleet and aboard other ships in the early years of the colony of New South Wales.  

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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 now open

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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

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News

Update on COVID-19Monday 16 March 2020

In response to recent developments with COVID-19, Sydney Living Museums is closing all historic houses and museums effective Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Click here for further information about the potential impact of COVID-19.

Exterior front of Hyde Park Barracks

Learning

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

Children in uniform gathered around a glass topped display table.

Learning

Not your average classroomTuesday 24 September 2019

From playing Victorian children’s games to making ‘convict’ bricks, the Experience & Learning Team deliver inspiring and fun educational experiences at eight of our 12 historic places.

Group of people around table with glass wall to rear.

Learning

Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019

With federal funding assistance, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site of first Government House.

A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum

Learning

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019